Just last week, the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo once again mocked Islam. Which was very ballsy, considering what happened to their Paris offices in 2015. But this week, the magazine is taking aim at a target that’s much less likely to fire back.
The new issue of inflammatory French magazine Charlie Hebdo appears to mock the death and utter devastation wrought by Tropical Storm Harvey.
“God Exists! He Drowned All the Neo-Nazis of Texas,” the weekly mag’s cover screams.
#DidYouHearTheJokeAboutThe Harvey storm? It's disgusting@Charlie_Hebdo_ pic.twitter.com/GNDOuq1tQa
— John Davis (@TheFoundingSon) August 30, 2017
This cover is sick and thoughtless and stupid and ignorant and just plain wrong in every way.
And you know what? They have the right to publish it. They have the right to offend me. They have the right to offend you. We can criticize them for it, but we don’t need to pass laws against such offenses. And we certainly don’t need to hurt or kill anybody over it. That’s because we know what free speech is.
Well, we do. Maybe you don’t.