Fake Charlie Hebdo Cover Goes Viral: ‘Urgent Hiring 6 Cartoonists’

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A phony image depicting next week’s cover of the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo went viral on Friday, days after 10 of its staffers were killed in a terrorist attack in Paris.

The image was originally from a satirical French comedy show, “Les Guignols de l’Info,” which paid tribute to the newspaper on Thursday night.

“Urgent, Hiring 6 Cartoonists,” the fake cover read, referencing the slain staffers of the satirical magazine after gunmen stormed the offices on Tuesday.

The satirical puppet show offered its own irreverent humor about the aftermath of the massacre, displaying the fake cover, showing several puppets wearing “I Am Charlie” T-shirts, and lampooning French politician Marine Le Pen.

Although the screenshot from “Guignols” was passed around social media as the real thing, several Twitter users chimed in to say the image was fake.

Watch the segment (in French) below:

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