Why did marie antoinette say let them eat cake?

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She probably didn't, but it was in response to hearing that the peasants were out of bread, so she asked "why don't they eat cake then?"

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Marie Antionette showed great indifference to the suffering of the the French people. She allegedly replied, “ let them eat cake”, when approached with the topic of her starving people. This was offensive because at the time cake was a luxury item that the poor people of France could not afford.

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