January 13, 2015 7:00 am -

[su_right_ad]The people who “suddenly” support Charlie Hebdo didn’t always.

“We vomit on all these people who suddenly say they are our friends,” Charlie Hebdo cartoonist Bernard Holtrop told Volkskrant, speaking particularly about Pope Francis, Queen Elizabeth, and Vladimir Putin. “It really makes me laugh. A few years ago, thousands of people took to the streets in Pakistan to demonstrate against Charlie Hebdo. They didn’t know what it was. Now it’s the opposite.”

Holtrop was not in the office last Wednesday when gunmen stormed the satirical magazine’s Paris office and killed 12 people. His reason? He doesn’t like the editorial meetings.

“I guess that saved my life,” he said.

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D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

13 responses to Charlie Hebdo Cartoonist: We ‘Vomit’ On People Who Suddenly Support Us

  1. Abby Normal January 13th, 2015 at 8:22 am

    See? It’s a good thing President Obama didn’t go to Paris. This guy would have vomited on his shoes.

    • Bunya January 13th, 2015 at 2:08 pm

      Especially if Obama didn’t know that Charlie Hebdo cartoons actually existed. I know I didn’t. I’ve never heard of them until they made headlines, so I guess it’s a good thing I’m not going to Paris anytime soon. I look terrible in puke.

    • whatthe46 January 13th, 2015 at 2:35 pm

      if President Obama would have attended and he had mentioned his name, then what would faux news be saying then?

  2. Richard Bottoms January 13th, 2015 at 8:23 am

    Sounds like the French.

  3. Mainah January 13th, 2015 at 8:49 am

    Protesting and shooting to kill are two very different actions. What part of that doesn’t he get? People are saying that it isn’t ok for someone to shoot you over your cartoon, not that they are “friends”. That’s an odd thing to say.

    • mea_mark January 13th, 2015 at 10:37 am

      Maybe it was a really lame attempt at some kind of humor.

      • Mainah January 13th, 2015 at 10:43 am

        I sure hope so.

        • Aun Awn January 13th, 2015 at 11:52 am

          Give him a break… he’s had a rough week

          • Mainah January 13th, 2015 at 11:57 am

            Yeah. I couldn’t imagine what he must be feeling.

      • fahvel January 13th, 2015 at 12:43 pm

        not lame – deadly serious – and I use the word “deadly” without irony.

    • fahvel January 13th, 2015 at 12:42 pm

      be French and then speak. Americans have a tendancy to respond from their own elitist position without understanding what they are really commenting on.

      • Mainah January 13th, 2015 at 1:40 pm

        I don’t have to be French. That’s like saying be American before saying I’m an elitist. It’s called being human. Everyone responds from their own point of view. It’s called perspective.

      • tracey marie January 14th, 2015 at 3:07 pm

        that was condescending and rude…is that the french way?