Belfast Telegraph

Home News World

Banksy's response to Charlie Hebdo attack isn't by Banksy. But it is striking

Thousands of Banksy fans have shared this strong pictorial response to the terror attack at the offices of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.

Masked gunmen stormed the offices in Paris, claiming the lives of 12 and leaving five more seriously injured, yesterday.

Among the dead were four of France’s most celebrated political cartoonists, Jean Cabu, Stephane “Charb” Charbonnier, Bernard “Tignous” Verlhac and Bernard Maris.

The following image was posted via this Instagram yesterday, which has since been shared by over 100,000 people:

However, a spokesperson for Banksy said: "We can confirm this is not by Banksy."

The account is actually one of many fakes (Twitter handles @Banksyofficial and @therealbanksy are also fake) set up in the street artist's name.

Instead, the drawing appears to be the work of illustrator Lucille Clerc (below).

Cartoonists respond to Charlie Hebdo shooting 

Belfast Telegraph Digital

Popular

From Belfast Telegraph