The latest cover of French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo showcased a dancing reveller with bullet holes in his torso and legs. The image drawn by cartoonist Coco shows a man drinking champagne, with the liquid oozing out of his body, and the title “They have weapons. Screw them, we have champagne.”
This comes days after Paris came under a terrorist attack that left more than 120 people dead and several injured. The offices of Charlie Hebdo were also attacked by terrorists 10 months ago, killing 17 of its staff members, for drawing Prophet Mohammed on the magazine’s cover. The old office of the magazine was just a few blocks away from the Bataclan concert hall where over 80 died in last Friday’s attack. The location of its new office is a closely guarded secret and cartoonists known to public are escorted by security personnel.
Joan Sfar, a cartoonist at the magazine, had earlier requested everyone not to #PrayforParis. In an Instagram post, he wrote: “Friends from the whole world, thank you for #prayforparis, but we don’t need more religion. Our faith goes to music! Kisses! Life! Champagne and Joy! #Parissaboutlife.”