When The World Mourned By The Death Of Syrian Kid, Charlie Hebdo Made Fun On It
Eight months after the terroristic attack that hit its headquarters in Paris in January, the French satirical magazine is back to the spotlight with a new controversial set of cartoons.
What did they do?
They featured a front page cartoon of the three-year-old Syrian boy Aylan Kurdi with McDonalds in the background. The line read 'Two Menus Of Children For The Price Of One'.
Their second edition featured another cartoon with a drowned kid next to Jesus Christ standing on water. The caption read, "Christians walk on waters… Muslims kids sink." The title of the cartoon was ‘The Proof that Europe is Christian.
What’s funny in that?
Nothing. What’s satirical in that? Nothing. Maybe the humour is lost in translation, but I don't think the unfortunate death of an innocent kid can be humorous in any language, culture or religion.
It is satirical, not meant to be taken offence in. However, this is going too far. The Syrian crisis is affecting more people than we can imagine, there are people without houses who struggle to keep their families safe and alive. Right now is not the time to mock a catastrophe.
It will never be a good time to mock a catastrophe.
Not fair, Charlie Hebdo. This time we aren’t on your side.
Je ne suis pas Charlie Hebdo.
News Source: Morroco World News