Charlie Hebdo Magazine Compares Victims Of Italy Earthquake To Pasta Dishes

While the world mourns the death of people at Amatrice, Rome, after they were hit with a 6.2 earthquakes last week, satirical magazine in France had seen the disaster as comic for their new magazine, and had depicted the victims caught under the rubble as pasta dishes.


The magazine has come under fire as it mock the town of Amatrice, home of spaghetti all'amatriciana,  a dish with ingredients including tomato sauce, and guanciale ham.

According to the new cover, the magazine shows 2 men standing next to a  pile of rubble from which feet can be seen. Each of the standing figures has been named after a pasta dish.The bandaged man is shown under the words penne tomato sauce, a woman with burns is depicted as penne gratin, and bodies lying beneath layers of rubble as lasagne all beneath the heading "Earthquake Italian style".

On the same page of the vignette, a caption reads: “It is not known whether the earthquake shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’ before striking.”

The satirical magazine came into limelight after an attack at their Paris office where 12 members of the company were shot dead by two brothers, Chérif and Saïd Kouachi after they mocked Prophet Muhammed.

The latest cartoon had sparked outrage among people that had seen it, calling their recent drawing tasteless and unfair.