French TV Show Shares Emotionally-Charged Design for Next Charlie Hebdo Cover
The French satire TV show Les Guignols has posted a design for the first issue of Charlie Hebdo to be published since 10 of its staff members, including six cartoonists, were killed by terrorists in an attack on the magazine’s Paris office Wednesday.
The translation reads: “Urgent: hiring 6 new cartoonists”
— Les Guignols (@LesGuignols) January 8, 2015
The legitimacy of the cover could not be immediately identified, but the image has begun to spread on Twitter after it was shared by Reuters European editor Pierre Briançon Friday morning.
On Wednesday, following the attack, one of the magazine’s remaining staff members confirmed plans to release a new issue as scheduled this coming week. “It’s very hard,” Patrick Pelloux told Agence France-Presse. “We are all suffering, with grief, with fear, but we will do it anyway because stupidity will not win.”
UPDATE — Jan. 9, 12:57 p.m. ET: BuzzFeed has reported that the cover is a fake mock-up of next week’s Charlie Hebdo cover that appeared on Canal+’s Les Guingnols television show this week as a tribute to the murdered cartoonists.
You can watch the clip containing the image below:
[Correction: A previous version of this article described Les Guignols as a French artist. It is a satirical TV show.]
[Photo via screengrab]
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