Charlie Hebdo Cover Boldly Responds To Paris Attacks

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Jessica Renae Buxbaum
French weekly satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo has revealed the cover of its next issue which powerfully responds to last week’s terrorist attacks.

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French weekly satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo has revealed the cover of its next issue which powerfully responds to last week’s terrorist attacks that killed over 130 people in Paris. The image depicts a man with bullet holes in his chest and legs, but instead of blood, champagne pours out of him.

“They have the weapons. F**k them. We have the champagne!” the caption reads.

The audacious cartoon sends a powerful message that Paris will not be defined by terror and destruction, but rather reminding the world that this is the city of love and life, and Parisian culture cannot be squashed by terrorists.

Charlie Hebdo cartoonist Joann Sfar first wrote about Paris' resilient culture in a viral illustration denouncing the hashtag “Pray for Paris,” instead commenting that the French don’t need spirituality but rather devote themselves to life’s pleasures — like champagne.

Check out:  This Artist's Beautiful Work Reminds Us That #ParisIsAboutLife

 

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The cartoon drew criticism as many deemed it anti-religious, but Sfar responded to the misunderstood reactions that in the face of terror he wanted to slam back against what the attackers demonize: France's way of life. 

Read more: Paris Attacks: The Heroes Who Emerged From Horror

 

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