Monday, September 05, 2016

Itay furious over Charlie Hebdo earthquake cartoon

It certainly was in dubious taste but Charlie Hebdo aims to shock

A Charlie Hebdo cartoon depicting victims of the Italian earthquake as lasagna has sparked outrage in the country which is still mourning the nearly 300 people who died in last week’s tragedy.

“The drawings are repugnant,” said Italian Justice Minister Andrea Orlando, as furious reactions began flooding social media sites.

“I don’t think its useful to comment further as I think that would produce precisely the sought after effect... that is to create a scandal,” and draw attention to the cartoons, he added.

The drawings in the current edition of the French satirical weekly depict bloodied victims of the quake.

The words “penne tomato sauce” appear above a picture of a bloodied and bandaged man, while a woman with burns is described as “penne gratin”.

To their right, a pile of bodies under layers of rubble is titled lasagne”. The cartoons are captioned “Earthquake Italian style”.

The quake struck central Italy on August 24, with the small town of Amatrice bearing the brunt. The town is the home of the all’amatriciana pasta dish.

Italian Senate leader Pietro Grasso said that he respected “the freedom of satire and of irony,” but added that “I am free to say that all this is disgusting”.



Anonymous said...

The producers of Charlie Hebdo have no respect for others.

Bird of Paradise said...

Yeah just like the editorial cartoonist jerks here in america who once portraied arizona who rused to recoized Martion Luthor King Day as hooded klansmen or always goiing afer global warming sketics and the idiots who blame the NRA for mass shootings and their way they go after creationists who know evolution is a lie

Anonymous said...

A cartoon too many. Religion is fair game but natural disasters are a bridge too far.

Anonymous said...

It is sick that Charlie Hebdo would make fun of earthquake victims given the terrorist attack on them. Perhaps they haven't learnt the value of human life after all.

Spurwing Plover the fighting shorebird said...

Doonsbury and The Boondocks are the worst comic strips ever along with GET FUZZY

Anonymous said...

We respect the right of Charlie Hebdo to critique and offend all, or none.
You cannot have it both ways.
I think this site - if no-where else - must respect their right to offend.

R. Zimmerman said...

Don't criticize what you can't understand.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous R. Zimmerman said...
Don't criticize what you can't understand.

And your understanding is? Defend your comment or don't make it as it makes you look like a fool.

Anonymous said...


Only a right wing dipshit would criticize a common sense message.

Anonymous said...

I'm all for their cartoons being as revolting as they want to be, and I'm all for others saying they are revolting too.

I agree with Italian Senate leader Pietro Grasso. Hebdo have right to be disgusting, and people have right to call them disgusting.

It is disgusting.