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Charlie Hebdo 'racist' cartoon sparks anger
Charlie Hebdo 'racist' cartoon sparks anger

Illustration showing Alan Kurdi as a sexual molester in Germany is racist, social media users say

World Bulletin / News Desk

The French magazine Charlie Hebdo has sparked outrage by publishing a cartoon attempting to satirise the refugee crisis and recent accusations of sexual abuse in Germany. The cartoon imagines Alan Kurdi, the three-year old Syrian who died in the sea in September on the way to Europe, as an adult.

The cartoon reads: "What would little Aylan become if he'd grown up? An ape molesting German women."

The cartoon was an attempt at mocking accusations that many assailants of sexual abuse in Cologne, Germany, on New Year's Eve were refugees, including Syrians. Many called the cartoon out as racist and said it was in incredibly bad taste.

The new caricature has caused a huge debate on social media, mostly denouncing Charlie Hebdo's actions and insulting the innocent child.

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