Charlie Hebdo Cover Asking for Six New Cartoonists Isn’t Real
A cover circulating online that allegedly shows next week’s Charlie Hebdo edition is actually fake.
The cover has a black background, and appears to be a job advertisement, saying “Urgently looking for six cartoonists” (Urgent Recherche 6 Dessinateurs).
However, the cover isn’t real. It was created as a tribute to the magazine’s staff by Les Guignols de l’info, a satirical French television show.
Les Guignols revealed the cover on their official Twitter account.
However, the image has since spread outside of the account’s post, and some people believe it’s the real cover.
The real news about the magazine’s upcoming edition is that it plans on printing 1 million issues of it.
— Les Guignols (@LesGuignols) January 8, 2015
After being attacked by terrorists and having a number of staff members killed, including its editor and three other top cartoonists, the magazine has received an outpouring of support.
That included financial donations from Google’s press innovation fund, and a group of French newspaper publishers.
ALso, Le Monde and two other French media outlets said they would donate equipment and staff to Charlie Hebdo for the upcoming edition.
THe magazine typically prints about 60,000 issues.
Also, the two groups who distribute the magazine will work for free on this issue, reported the Guardian.
“It’s very hard. We are all suffering, with grief, with fear, but we will do it anyway because stupidity will not win,” Patrick Pelloux, one of the Charlie Hebdo staffers, told i>Tele. “There is no hatred to have against Muslims and everyone, each one of us … every day must keep the values of the French Republic alive.”