Despicable Display- @NigerInnisCORE: Charlie Hebdo cover mocking #Harvey victims is disgusting #Dobbs #MAGA #TrumpTrain pic.twitter.com/LsprxDkzzu— Lou Dobbs (@LouDobbs) September 1, 2017
American Gunslinger, a firearm advocacy group, accused the French of forgetting history, saying that "22 Texans died in WWII [World War Two] fighting real Nazis."
This Charlie Hebdo cover on the Houston disaster is, even by their standards, absolutely disgusting.https://t.co/iaIReTHlnV pic.twitter.com/BMHpXCqAnS— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) August 31, 2017
Others however, saw a different picture and advocated for the basic right for freedom of speech.Pakistani-American stand-up comedian and actor, Kumail Nanjiani, criticized the cover, but also took it as an "indication of how some of the world sees US right now."
What is going on in #France? 22K Texans died in #WW2 fighting real Nazis. #WW1 #Harvey #Harvey2017 #Hebdo #EU #FR #TexasStrong #CNN #MAGA pic.twitter.com/OR9FJmk0nl— American Gunslinger (@MAGGunslinger) August 31, 2017
Ali Rzivi, author of the book The Atheist Muslim and Huffington Post blogger, criticized the American Right's condemnation of the cover and their reaction to the cartoon, calling them out on his Facebook page and describing them as "hyper-reflexive, triggered snowflakes complaining about hurt feelings." He also drew a comparison to the Right's reaction to Charlottesville criticism and their reaction to the magazine cover, saying that "Everyone should absolutely have the right to say what they want—and that includes neo-Nazis and the KKK—but this doesn't mean what they're saying is righteous. It also doesn't mean you can't speak up against them."The cover comes after events in Charlottesville, Virginia last month, where white supremacists held a rally, causing world-wide uproar and leaving one woman dead.This is just one of many controversial covers by Charlie Hebdo. After last month's deadly attack in Barcelona, the satirical magazine featured a cover depicting two people bleeding out on the floor as a van speeds off, with the text "Islam, eternal religion of peace."
This Hebdo cover is absolutely vile. But it is also an indication of how some of the world sees US right now. pic.twitter.com/dz3HtzDVpd— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) August 31, 2017
"Islam, eternal religion of peace."Latest cover of Charlie Hebdo, in wake of #Barcelona terror attack. pic.twitter.com/uCrnbttC2o— Arsen Ostrovsky (@Ostrov_A) August 23, 2017