Charlie Hebdo stirs new controversy with Aylan Kurdi’s cartoons

New York, Sept. 16 (ANI): French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo has stirred fresh controversy after illustrators from the publication were criticised on social media for mocking Europe’s response to the migrant crisis with cartoons of dead Syrian boy Aylan Kurdi whose body washed up on a beach in Turkey this month, prompting an outpour of sympathy for refugees.

According to The New York Times, the latest edition of the magazine focused on the image of the young boy’s body as it was discovered, face down on a Turkey beach.

However, two of the cartoons, deviated from their context, were condemned by angry commentators in England, the United States and elsewhere as images that mocked the dead boy.

Meanwhile an Egyptian artist Ganzeer argued that the cartoons were not mocking the boy, but Europe. (ANI)

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