France: Charlie Hebdo causes a stir with Women's World Cup cartoonJune 13, 2019 at 15:04 (GMT) · Published
French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo has courted controversy again by publishing a provocative cartoon on its front page allegedly targeting the currently underway Women's World Cup in France with one local, Annass Hasanian calling it "demeaning on every level" as reactions poured in from Paris on Thursday.
The headline of the cover page also caused a stir with another local, Amele Ait Alla calling it "trashy, dirty, absolutely not representative of the event itself" even as for another local Michel, the message behind the image got a thumbs up saying that "for once I think this drawing is rather funny because the feminist lobby is trying to sell us the feminist football and the feminist everything and for once they're against that."
When asked about her reaction to the controversial front-page Samantha Mewis, midfielder from USA team said "it sounds inappropriate" adding that she hopes "that through our play people can catch up to the times and understand that what we're doing is awesome and that we deserve a lot of respect."
Charlie Hebdo is a French satirical magazine which was first published from 1970 to 1981 and appears since 1992 again with a regular, weekly print run of about 60,000 copies in Paris. The latest edition came out on wednesday.