Charlie Hebdo Faces Backlash For Cover Portraying Harvey Victims as Neo-Nazis
The inflammatory French magazine is facing heated backlash.
The latest issue of satirical French magazine Charlie Hebdo is stirring controversy because it depicts victims of Hurricane Harvey as neo-Nazis.
Oh hey, Charlie Hebdo ultra hot take after googling where Houston is. pic.twitter.com/WpHL2Fl0f7
— Leetanon (@nuleet) August 30, 2017
“God Exists! He Drowned All the Neo-Nazis of Texas!” reads the English translation, according to the New York Post.
Houston, 4th largest city in the US, very diverse, and voted for Hillary, but let’s talk about how everyone is a Nazi.
— RV Bemis Jr. (@rvbemisjr) August 30, 2017
The record-breaking storm, which has displaced tens of thousands of people, has also claimed at least 31 lives — but this isn’t the first time the antagonistic publication has made light of the disaster. They drew ire in 2016 after portraying victims of a deadly quake in Italy as pasta dishes.
This is #CharlieHebdo‘s latest cartoon where they depict the victims of the Italy earthquake as pasta and lasagna pic.twitter.com/kZUelgH80Q
— Shehnaz Khan (@shehnazkhan) September 3, 2016
This angered many Italians, who noted their public support for the magazine after 12 of the organization’s staff were murdered in a terror attack in 2015 following the publication of cartoons depicting the Muslim Prophet Muhammad.
Not everyone recalls the deadly shooting, though; in response to Thursday’s “Harvey” cover, former U.S. Congressman Joe Walsh called Charlie Hebdo a “rag” that “makes fun of everyone but Muslims.”
French rag Charlie Hebdo mocks Harvey victims as Neo Nazis
Charlie Hebdo makes fun of everyone but Muslims. Cowards https://t.co/VUnXuN1ARy
— Joe Walsh (@WalshFreedom) August 31, 2017
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