French satire magazine Charlie Hebo sparks outrage over their depiction of Queen Elizabeth kneeling on Meghan Markle’s neck in a parody of George Floyds’ death.
French magazine Charlie Hebdo mocks George Floyd's murder and Meghan's racism concerns. The cover reads: 'Why Meghan left Buckingham Palace', 'Because I couldn't breathe'. pic.twitter.com/3Fuj789xn7— Nadine White (@Nadine_Writes) March 13, 2021
Dr Halima Begum, the CEO of anti-racism think tank the Runnymede Trust, tweeted the image calling it “wrong on every level”.
Black and Asian Lawyers For Justice tweeted that the cover was “outrageous, disgusting, fascistic racism” adding that the magazine was “pimping George Floyd’s trauma for profit”.
The magazine’s most famous satirical depiction was of the Prophet Mohammed, described by some as ‘blasphemy’ and blamed for the 2015 terror attack at the magazine’s Paris headquarters, which claimed the lives of 12 people..
There has been no word from the palace on the matter at the time of this post.