The mockery of the victims of the Turkey-Syria earthquake, Charlie Hebdo drew criticism. Photo/[email protected]_Hebdo_
PARIS – satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo again reaping global criticism. Magazine based in French it was deemed insensitive after making fun of the victim earthquakes in Turkey and Syria in their latest cartoon.
Charlie Hebdo has been known for its racist and insensitive satirical cartoons. Regarding the earthquake disasters in Turkey and Syria, the magazine shared “Today’s Cartoon” on Twitter just hours after the 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Turkey last Monday.
The cartoon shows damaged buildings, overturned cars and hills of rubble and reads: “Earthquake in Turkey. It’s not even necessary to send tanks.”
The publication of the cartoons created a backlash on social media, with many people, including public figures, condemning the magazine’s actions.
Turkey’s presidential spokesman, Ibrahim Kalin, took to Twitter to express his condemnation.
Read: Satellite photos show the destruction of cities in Turkey due to the earthquake
“Modern barbarians! Drown in your anger and hatred,” he said as quoted by Al Arabiya, Thursday (9/2/2023).
Meanwhile, Abdurrahim Boynukalin, a Turkish politician and AK Party representative in London, commented that Charlie Hebdo showed no boundaries in pursuing controversy.
Twitter user @QasimRashid said: “7100+ people, mostly Muslims, died in this 500 year old earthquake in Turkey and Syria, and the celebratory response from Charlie Hebdo was ‘No need to even send tanks!’ This disgusting white supremacist cloth celebrates the mass death of Muslims. French racism is on full display.”
“Hate & Islamophobia at its peak when natural disasters draw this kind of reaction from Charlie Hebdo! Sick to the core. Waiting to hear the voices of condemnation from Europe,” tweeted another netizen with the account @ShireenMazari1.
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