Charlie Hebdo criticized for printing cartoons of drowned Syrian toddler
The controversial French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo has come under fire for publishing two cartoons about drowned Syrian toddler Aylan Kurdi in its latest issue.
The first cartoon published in Charlie Hebdo, which sparked outrage on social media, depicts a clown and what appears to be the toddler with a sign: “Welcome immigrants, so close to his goal.”
A sign on the beach with a children’s clown character says: “Promo! 2 kids menus for the price of one.”
The second cartoon depicts what appears to be Jesus next to the drowned boy with the caption: “Proof that Europe is Christian. Christians walk on water – Muslim children sink.”
Many on social media harshly criticized the latest cartoons about the refugee crisis as racist and disrespectful.
However, some insisted that the cartoons were intended to mock the European response to the refugee crisis, and not the drowned child.