Taroudant - A wave of indignation has swept across social media denouncing Charlie Hebdo for the recent cartoon mocking Syrian toddler, Aylan Kurdi, who drowned and washed up on a Turkish beach earlier this month.
Taroudant – A wave of indignation has swept across social media denouncing Charlie Hebdo for the recent cartoon mocking Syrian toddler, Aylan Kurdi, who drowned and washed up on a Turkish beach earlier this month.
After the world has been impacted and moved by the picture of the Syrian toddler, which has driven governments to find solutions to the Syrian refugee crisis, the controversial French magazine published a “gruesome” poster highlighting “Jesus walking on water with the dead Muslim boy next to him.”
Following this “breach of journalism ethics” by the French publication, most social media users denounced the cartoon, considering Charlie Hebdo a “bunch of deluded racists” who should not be called ‘journalists.’
— Naheed E Hayat (@NaheedEHayat) September 14, 2015
Ladies and gentleman, Charlie Hebdo. That’s why i was not and will never be Charlie. How can you mock that poor kid?? pic.twitter.com/q56oNrZgnY
— Zariyab Mhd (@iZariyab) September 13, 2015
Other users have posted questions asking the supporters of the magazine whether they are still proud to write: #JeSuisCharlie now.
Where’s your “Je Suis Charlie” signs now? http://t.co/Z96gAp3HDJ
— DUPPY CAT! (@lenroq) September 14, 2015
Another tweet invited people to think if defending the French magazine was worth the march in Paris that brought together world leaders.
— Abu Typo (@WahidAtTalib) September 14, 2015
Some Twitter users have even called for a ‘one-million march’ against Charlie Hebdo.
— Conspicuous (@MrInsaf) September 14, 2015
Charlie Hebdo has a long history of publishing controversial and offensive cartoons, mostly mocking Islam, the Holy Koran and Prophet Muhammad.