The Simpsons’ Tribute to Charlie Hebdo

The Simpsons’ Tribute to Charlie Hebdo

A new episode of The Simpsons, broadcast last night on the US network Fox, contained an unexpected tribute to the victims of the terrorist attack on the satirical French magazine Charlie Hebdo

This story was originally published by The Telegraph

The Simpsons animators are the latest in a long line of cartoonists to respond to the tragedy through their artwork.

The episode, Bart’s Best Friend, was written by the Hollywood director Judd Apatow 25 years ago, after just six episodes of the cartoon had aired.

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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”.

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*Lead image source: The Telegraph UK