The Simpsons Honors Charlie Hebdo With 'Je Suis Charlie' Animation

The Simpsons Charlie Hebdo

The Simpsons on Sunday joined the chorus of voices paying tribute to the slain staffers of the French publication Charlie Hebdo.

The episode, penned more than two decades ago by Judd Apatow, ended with a shot of baby Maggie holding a flag which reads “Je Suis Charlie” (translation: “I Am Charlie”).

Executive producer Al Jean tells BuzzFeed,”It was the suggestion of James L. Brooks. Our staff can do amazing things on short notice. Other than that my comment would be Maggie speaks for herself.​”

If you’re not aware of the recent tragedy, two Islamist gunmen opened fire at the Parisian satirical newspaper’s headquarters on Jan. 7, killing 12 people. The attack was sparked by Charlie Hebdo‘s recent portrayal of the Prophet Muhammad.

Charlie Hebdo was also honored several times during Sunday’s Golden Globes telecast, including a massive standing ovation for freedom of speech.

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2 Comments
  1. Olivia says:

    An attack on freedom anywhere is an attack on freedom everywhere. People have every right to disagree and criticize whatever they want, but never ever to murder. There is NOTHING in the world that can justify the death of these people, the police officers and the other innocents.

    Also the gunmen were nothing but cult followers and terrorists. Many Muslims are offended to be associated with such horrific acts and are speaking up. I’ve read something quite pertinent on twitter that said “if your religion is worth killing for, please do the world a favor and start with yourself”.

    Je suis Charlie, free spirits are all Charlie.

  2. So Happy says:

    Classy and very touching! Maggie is in red, white and blue also.