London, England – Citing a “lack of good taste” the British monarch, Queen Elizabeth II is taking the French satirical paper Charlie Hebdo to court. While the Queen typically stays above the day-to-day drama that plagues senior royals, she is putting her foot down and declaring enough is enough. Sources say she is asking for billions from the Hebdo and hoping to put it out of business by drowning it in legal fees.
Charlie Hebdo’s Comic That Infuriated The Royal Family
Charlie Hebdo is a weekly satirical magazine that pushes the envelope and makes fun of religion, right-wing politics, and people who think of themselves as really funny but this time, “Charlie Hebdo pushed things too far.” The periodical officially started in 1970 and consistently champions leftist causes. Terrorists attacked the paper in 2011, 2015, and 2020. The 2015 attack left 12 people dead. It’s clear these assaults were in response to cartoons depicting Muhammad. One assailant supposedly said, “Truly sad. Don’t quit your day job.”
The comic at the center of this royal controversy shows Queen Elizabeth kneeling on the Duchess of Sussex’s neck. The creators specially used the imagery of George Floyd’s death to highlight the insidious nature of systemic racism.
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— Charlie Hebdo (@Charlie_Hebdo_) March 9, 2021
The Twitterati immediately attacked the comic and Charlie Hebdo. Outrage spread on the social media platform like wildfire. Thousands shared their well-thought-out analyses of the situation.
Here are a few samples:
Satire shouldn’t need explaining. I am smart, and I know what’s funny. – Oz Katerji
I loved Charlie Hebdo when it satirized Islam. This is another thing altogether. – Prince Charles
Absolutely disgusting – YouTuber desperate for attention and subscribers
Creating a culture of hate is terrorism – Someone who doesn’t understand what words mean
This is satire, but it doesn’t make me laugh. HOW CAN THIS BE SATIRE! – Dr. No Clue
Charlie Hebdo’s Response to Criticism
Andrew Canard is CEO is the head satirist at the magazine. He addressed the press earlier today.
The Oxford Living Dictionary defines satire as: The use of humour, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people’s stupidity or vices, particularly in the context of contemporary politics and other topical issues. And seeing that we have a policy not explaining our content I am now going to recite the classic Lewis Carroll poem Jabberwocky’Twas brillig, and the slithy tovesDid gyre and gimble in the wabe:All mimsy were the borogoves,And the mome raths outgrabe.“Beware the Jabberwock, my son!The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!Beware the Jubjub bird, and shunThe frumious Bandersnatch!”He took his vorpal sword in hand;Long time the manxome foe he sought—So rested he by the Tumtum treeAnd stood awhile in thought.And, as in uffish thought he stood,The Jabberwock, with eyes of flame,Came whiffling through the tulgey wood,And burbled as it came!One, two! One, two! And through and throughThe vorpal blade went snicker-snack!He left it dead, and with its headHe went galumphing back.“And hast thou slain the Jabberwock?Come to my arms, my beamish boy!O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!”He chortled in his joy.’Twas brillig, and the slithy tovesDid gyre and gimble in the wabe:All mimsy were the borogoves,And the mome raths outgrabe.
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