On January 7, 2015, two al-Qaeda-affiliated brothers stormed the offices of French weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo and started shooting everyone in sight, killing 12 dead and injuring 11. The incident and the magazine’s tenacity became symbols for free speech, and you probably posted something about “Je Suis Charlie” once or twice on your Facebook or Twitter walls. But since then, Charlie Hebdo started acting a little weird. And not in a good, fun way. Look at how they reacted to the plight of the victims of Hurricane Harvey:
Hurricane Harvey, which made landfall in Texas has been blamed for the deaths of more than 30 people. Some were killed in the cars when they couldn’t pass flood water or were swept away, while others were trapped in their homes.
Charlie. Dude. Are you OK? It’s one thing to use satire to shake up the establishment and provoke change. But when you start reacting to natural disasters by insinuating that the victims were all Nazis who totally had it coming, or comparing crushed apartment buildings with multiple dead inside to a fucking lasagna, you’ve got to ask yourself if you’re actually trying to say something important or if you’ve just decided to hatefully kick the world in its collective balls.
Today, we are not all Charlie Hebdo. Today, we are not all Charlie Hebdo ANYMORE!