‘The Simpsons’ paid tribute to the Charlie Hebdo victims and France as a whole with a true sign of solidarity on Jan. 12. At the end of the cartoon’s episode on Sunday night, Maggie appeared in front of a red, white and blue sky as she waved a flag that read ‘Je Suis Charlie’. Click to read more about this touching tribute.
The Simpsons probably struck a chord with anyone who watched the end of the Jan. 12 episode. As the episode came to a close, Maggie waved a flag with the slogan that has gone viral around the world : ‘Je Suis Charlie’. In the wake of the Jan. 7 terrorist attack on the satirical magazine, Charlie Hebdo, The Simpsons‘s tribute resonated with viewers around the world.
The Simpsons Show A Sign Of Solidarity For France
Although the clip of Maggie was very short, it’s message was very significant. Whether you were watching The Simpsons on Fox or tuning into the Golden Globes on NBC, it was inevitable for TV viewers on Jan. 12 to think about the victims of the horrifying attack.
The animation of Maggie symbolized the loss of the many lives killed in Paris on Jan. 12 as well as the global support that continues to rally behind the cartoon’s role in representing freedom of speech.
Fans React To ‘The Simpsons’ Charlie Hebdo Tribute
Equally, many fans were not only impressed, but also surprised regarding The Simpsons inspiring image of Maggie:
At the end of the Simpsons tonight, Maggie Simpson held up a flag simply inscribed #JeSuisCharlie .. Unexpectedly powerful
— CriticalMassTX (@CriticalMassTX) January 12, 2015
— Nick Rafter (@NRafter) January 12, 2015
#Shoutout for the Simpsons creators having having Maggie hold a flag that says “Je Suis Charlie”
— ➕ (@BossDonTubbs) January 12, 2015
HollywoodLifers, what do you think of this tribute? Did it move you?
Our thoughts go out to the victims and their families during this difficult time.
— Jordyn Shaffer