January 10, 2015

15 Controversial Charlie Hebdo Covers Translated

 After Michael Jackson’s death in 2009, Charlie Hebdo published this cover, which reads, “Michael Jackson, White at Last.”

 Charlie Hebdo killed two birds with one stone in this 2006 cover, which uses an image of Jesus on the cross to point out the absurdity of reality television. On the cover, Jesus says, “I’m a celebrity, get me out of here!” making references to an actual reality tv show.

 Back in 2012 when Mitt Romney and Barack Obama were fighting for the presidency, Charlie Hebdo released this controversial cartoon. Here a whiter-than-white Romney proclaims, “For a White House that’s really white!” To the right, French leaders look upon him, holding a sign that reads “No immigrants can vote.”

 This controversial Charlie Hebdo cover criticizes French President François Hollande. Titled “Zero growth,” the comic shows Hollande relaxing on the beach as the rest of the people drown beneath his gaze. The accompanying text reads, “We don’t move.”

 This controversial Charlie Hebdo cover from 2013 reads, “The Koran is shit – It does not stop bullets.” Some religious groups found the comic so offensive that French Islamists actually sued the magazine for blasphemy.

 Published in October 2014, this controversial Charlie Hebdo cover depicts an ISIS man moments before he beheads Muhammad. In the comic, Muhammad says, “I am the prophet, you idiot,” to which the ISIS insurgent exclaims, “Shut your face, infidel.” The graphic cover follows the ISIS beheadings of three Americans.

 This controversial Charlie Hebdo cover from 2010 shows the Pope advising a bishop to “Go into movies, like Polanski.” French (by naturalization) director Roman Polanski raped a 13-year-old girl in 1977, then fled to France to avoid being sentenced in the United States. The satirical paper easily connected Polanski’s reputation with the frequent accusations of Catholic priests molesting young boys.

 John Galliano’s Mannequin (2011)

Dior designer John Galliano consumed the buzz at prêt-a-porter fashion week in Paris in February after he screamed anti-Semitic insults during a bar fight in Paris. (He was eventually convicted by a French court.) Charlie Hebdo jumped at the chance to combine two of its longstanding targets, celebrities and French right-wingers. The cover showed Marine Le Pen, the daughter of the far-right politician who founded France’s National Front party, as a mannequin in Galliano’s fashion house. Le Pen is currently challenging President Nicolas Sarkozy from the right in the 2012 presidential election.

‘DSK for President!’ (2011)

The news that Dominique Strauss-Kahn had been arrested in New York in May on charges of sexual harassment caused a tsunami in French politics. The director of the International Monetary Fund had been a leading candidate for the French presidency in 2012, but his tarnished reputation meant the Socialist Party would face an internal war to find a new candidate. In July, Charlie Hebdo celebrated the chaos with this cover, showing DSK parading through a confetti-like shower of condoms.
 Look, No Hands!’ (2001)

Leave it to Charlie Hebdo to dare to run a humorous take on the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks just weeks after the fact. The magazine’s Nov. 14, 2001, issue showed Osama bin Laden joking about pulling off the attacks on New York with “no hands.”
 The Pope Goes Too Far’ (2010)

This cover, one of many mocking the Catholic Church, depicted Pope Benedict XVI holding a Durex condom aloft, declaring “This is my body!”—a line from the Christian eucharist that refers to Christ’s crucifixion. The cover came after a series of confusing statements by the pope about the rare instances in which the church approves of condom use to prevent disease.
 ‘Vote Asshole’ (1971)

Just three years after the student riots of 1968, French cartoonist Georges Wolinski drew the cover cartoon with a caption that captured Charlie Hebdo’s withering antigovernment bent and became an instant classic: “Vote asshole … you don’t have a choice.”
 ‘I Slept With My Dad to Get Ahead!’ (2009)

Religion is far from the magazine’s only punching bag: French politicians provide lots of material as well. This cover mocked the nepotism of French President Nicolas Sarkozy, who tried to get his 23-year-old son, then a first-year law student, a job running Paris’s most important financial district.
 Charlie Hebdo Must Be Veiled!’ (2007)

Lest you think Charlie Hebdo reserves all its vicious covers for Muslims, be assured it’s an equal-opportunity offender. Before its editor was acquitted of charges from the Muhammad cartoons, Charlie Hebdo published a special issue of cartoons with a cover depicting a Jew, the pope, and an Islamic fundamentalist shouting, “Charlie Hebdo must be veiled!”
‘Muhammad Overwhelmed’ (2006)
Arguably Charlie Hebdo’s most controversial cover, the Feb. 9, 2006, issue featured a weeping Muhammad with the headline, “Muhammad Overwhelmed by Fundamentalists.” (In the dialogue bubble, he’s saying, “It’s hard being loved by assholes.”) But the real offense was what was inside: the 12 cartoons originally published by the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten that caricatured Islam’s holiest prophet.


  1. I wonder if Charlie Hebdo is a propaganda operation, because I have a hard time accepting that people actually buy these magazines in enough numbers to pay the bills!

  2. Israel intentionally targets journalists and dissidents in their kinder and gentler campaigns exterminating the Palestinian people. I don't see any Western Media decrying that!

  3. Apparently, they don't, because the latest news was that the magazine was in real financial trouble and was telling people it had to raise its cover price. But you are right because the French gov is allocating almost a million euros to keep it going.
    From what I see, it's beyond juvenile bullshit.


  5. Solidarity with Charlie Hebdo

  6. Solidarity with Charlie Hebdo
    Please use this image on your website Mr Rivero

  7. George Kingfish StevensJanuary 10, 2015 at 11:56 AM

    I WONDER IF RIVERO'S WHATREALLYHAPPENED is a a propaganda operation - because it parrots the party line whenever the ziomedia finds a story to spin to incite black riots!

  8. You cannot be very familiar with WRH........ in fact Rivero leads the alternative media in pointing out that stories are being spun (or even created from whole cloth) to serve the divide-and-conquer program. He may cite Ziomedia stories in pointing this out, but most of WRH's readers are sophisticated enough to know the difference between calling attention to what's being said elsewhere and agreeing with it.

  9. See the article at . Apparently Charlie Hebdo was not a successful magazine and was on the verge of collapse prior to the attacks. Charlie Hebdo published not-very-clever images that highly offended Christians and Muslims, but fired one of their own writers for "Anti-Semitism."

  10. Freedom of speech must be fundamental, either you've got it or you have not.
    Charlie Hebdo hammered everyone in equal measure,I just wish that Private Eye in the UK had the balls to do the same.

  11. George Kingfish StevensJanuary 10, 2015 at 5:03 PM

    I am VERY familiar with WRH, and I'm here to tell you that Rivero, and his "News Junkie" pal, or whatever they call themselves, hustle all the zio-spin agitprop - like the latest "unarmed college bound gentle giant" schtick - and all the other ziospins - in total lock step with the controlled mass media and the rest of the fake alternate media.

  12. I see the perverts have just been awarded a million euros from the the city of Paris for their pain and suffering.

  13. Your little bunch of baloney should come with an *asterisk.

    "Charlie Hebdo hammered *everyone in equal measure.."

    *except the usual suspects.

  14. No Jews cartoons? Hm.

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    I don't think so bud.
    I am not sure how often do you go to WRH
    site. for me it is almost the only site for news in views beside
    RT/Press TV which I tune to when I am home. many hats off to him for
    he has done through the years.
    The most notable things he has done
    was exposing the bankers and Ghadam who was running Revolutionary
    Muslim based on false Jihad.
    Sham on all of us for not helping for
    having such a source of news and views. I am grateful and its
    blessing to have him on-line.

  16. You're full of it, dude. I listen to Rivero's radio show daily and he absolutely does NOT "hustle all the ziospin agitprop." He is one of the only alternative media figures who is consistently reliable and who never shies away from criticizing the actions of the Israeli government. He's one of the best out there.

  17. George Kingfish StevensJanuary 18, 2015 at 7:11 PM

    Every time George Soros and the controlled USSA mass media decides to orchestrate a black riot - whether it's the skittles eating 12 year old innocent honor student, as portrayed by the ziomedia, or the latest "unarmed college bound gentle giant" horse shit, you will see Rivero's WRH marching in total lock step with the rest of the controlled media and the fake alternate media.

    Incidentally, if you want to know where the "hands up don't shoot" schtick came from just look at the cover of the Sep 1st edition of Time magazine...all parroted on Rivero's WRH.

  18. JEWS are instigating WAR between the GOYIM ....... Charlie Hebdo,Pamela Geller,, and thousands more including idiot "christian/zionists" all pouring wood on the fires........ meanwhile you can bet there are Jewish agents whipping up hate among the muslims.
    JEWS are goading BOTH sides to bloody war as they LURK in the shadows, waiting to pickup the pieces.