Seriously, a darling French girl told me that one and she thought it was funny. I would never say that like it was a bad thing to hurt anyone. I just think it is kind of silly like calling a white person a cracker. No harm done, I hope.
I've always been a bit neutral on that one. Ordinary people, decent for the most part, but nothing really to distinguish them -- for better or worse -- from most other nations. But they gave us the metric system, René Descartes. Clade Monet, champagne, and The Three Musketeers. I guess I'm more -phile than -phobe.