The most recent cover of French magazine Charlie Hebdo mocks victims of Hurricane Harvey with art of neo-Nazis drowning and text that translates to, “God Exists! He Drowned All the Neo-Nazis of Texas.”
The cover features an image of swastika flags and arms in the Nazi salute being submerged in rainwater. The hurricane and massive flooding in the Houston area has killed at least 31 people and left thousands stranded.
The typically controversial satire magazine was the victim of a terror attack in 2015 when a gunman opened fire on the staff for mocking Prophet Mohammed. The terrorists with Al-Qaeda tied killed 12 of the magazine’s staffers.
An evil, despicable cover. Also, the losers at Charlie Hebdo have a God-given right to publish it, & no one has the right to shoot them pic.twitter.com/isOVjkXPR0
— Tiana Lowe (@TianaTheFirst) August 30, 2017
The cover is presumably poking fun at the tragic events in Charlottesville earlier this month when violence erupted at a White Supremacy rally, killing three people. Users quickly rushed to Twitter to criticize the cover, with many people noting that the magazine has the right to print whatever it wants.
“Free speech is wonderful isn’t it, Charlie Hebdo? You have every right to publish this, and I have every right to call you a piece of s–t,” one user wrote.
Another person tweeted, “You know why I love this picture of Charlie Hebdo? Because nobody will murder them over it. That is why western culture is superior to Islam”
Check out some of the reactions:
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
Remember when terrorists attacked Charlie Hebdo, and the Right grieved?
This is their thanks.
“God Exists” (referring to the Houston floods) pic.twitter.com/OuIAnjwSbM
— /pol/ News Infinity (@polNewsInfinity) August 31, 2017
France's Charlie Hebdo mocking Houston flood victims as Nazis. Remember when we mocked their dead? Me neither. pic.twitter.com/0Sn7J73FiD
— Bearzus (@bearzus) August 31, 2017
#CharlieHebdo makes fun of everything. What a shame. It's disheartening
— Yusuf Mohammed X (@OtunbaYM) August 31, 2017
— Thom S. Esque (@TSesque) August 31, 2017
Of course this is safe for them. Charlie Hebdo knows a team of evangelical Texans will never storm their offices shouting "Praise God"
— ????JustJoan ???????? (@6thgentexan) August 31, 2017
@dagenmcdowell Charlie Hebdo should recall how many Texans died kicking Nazis out of France
— mpav (@mpav) August 31, 2017
— John Marshall (@John_W_Marshall) August 31, 2017
@Charlie_Hebdo_ Is it too late to give France back to Germany? Wonder how many have Nazi blood because their grandma's laid with Nazis?
— Matt (@99Zeus99) August 31, 2017
Can anyone explain to me by the way why the latest Charlie Hebdo cover is DEFINITELY mocking Harvey victims?
— Russian Takoyayki (@dicrowmatic) August 31, 2017
@Charlie_Hebdo_ From America to you we wish you nothing but the worst after we sympathized with you after the attack you stab us in the back
— JohnPicciano (@johnpiccianojr) August 31, 2017