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simpson's tribute to charlie hebdo

Simpson’s tribute to Charlie Hebdo

The episode of The Simpsons ‘Bart’s Best Friend‘, broadcast last night on the US network Fox, contained a tribute to the victims of the terrorist attack on the satirical French magazine Charlie Hebdo. The episode was originally written by the Hollywood director Judd Apatow 25 years ago but, after the tragic events of last week, the programme-makers decided to end Apatow’s episode with an image of baby Maggie against a red white and blue background, waving a flag which read “Je Suis Charlie“, the message adopted all around the world, as a way of showing solidarity with the victims of the Charlie Hebdo massacre.


The little Maggie poses as the Freedom in the famous painting ‘La Liberté guidant le peuple’ (Liberty Leading the People), realized by Eugène Delacroix in 1830 to remember the fight of Paris people against the politics of Charles X:

Eugène Delacroix, La liberté guidant le peuple

Eugène Delacroix, La liberté guidant le peuple (1830)

(As for my personal opinion, terrorism must be condemned but Charlie Hebdo is too heavy in making satira on the religions and anyone is to be aware of the issues in dialoging with the other cultures).

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