Charlie Hebdo In More Strife, This Time For Italian Earthquake Parody

Charlie Hebdo In More Strife, This Time For Italian Earthquake Parody
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You’ve got to give it to French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, it appears nothing is beyond parody.

The magazine, that made global headlines in January 2015 when it was a victim of a terrorist attack that killed 12 of it staff, is now being sued by the Italian village of Amatrice.

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Last month, the village was flattened by an earthquake that killed 291 people and left 2500 homeless.

Charlie Hebdo depicted the tragedy as “Earthquake Italian style” and featured a cartoon of the victims – a bloodied man called “Penne, tomato sauce”, a charred woman labelled “Crustes penne” and a collapsed building with dead bodies poking out called “Lasagne”.

The cartoon has caused widespread anger in Italy and has been described as a heartless and distasteful portrayal of the deceased.

The village’s lawyer, Mario Cicchetti, told the Italian news agency: “This is a macabre, senseless and inconceivable insult to victims of a natural event.”

The amount of compensation the village is seeking has not been disclosed.

However, Charlie Hebdo wasn’t quick on any sympathy. It posted on its Facebook page: “Italians, it’s not Charlie Hebdo that builds your homes, it’s the Mafia!”

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