French Minister says 'Brexit' cat was just a joke
The story had been shared widely by numerous media outlets, especially in the UK and America.
French Europe Minister Nathalie Loiseau has said that she has not called her cat 'Brexit' following reports over the weekend.
Her office confirmed the news this week after reports began circulating on Sunday after the Journal du Dimanche newspaper reported that the 54-year-old had written about her pet on her private Facebook page.
"I've ended up calling my cat Brexit," Loiseau was quoted as writing.
"It wakes me up meowing like crazy every morning because it wants to go out, but as soon as I open the door, it just sits there undecided and then looks angry when I put it outside."
The remarks caused a red mist among some of the British media who accused the French of mocking the Britain over their handling of Brexit.
However, Loiseau does not have a cat and told French radio on Sunday that there whole thing was a joke.
She was also quizzed about the cat by a journalist at EU negotiations in Brussels on Tuesday.
"I think I have to have a certain sense of humour to deal with Brexit. Not only me, but my fellow citizens," she said according to The Local.