In an Exclusive Statement to Rozana.. Charlie Hebdo Reacts on Alan’s Drawings

In an Exclusive Statement to Rozana.. Charlie Hebdo Reacts on Alan’s Drawings
Investigations | 16 Sep 2015

“If some people don’t have sense of humor, so they have to ignore our drawings”

The French cartoonist Guilas Aynoch, one of the cartoonists working in Charlie Hebdo magazine said “Laurent Sorisso who known as Rees has drawn the caricatures about the refugees and the drowned Syrian child Alan Kurdi”.

Aynoch added in a statement to Rozana on Tuesday that they didn’t mean to mock Alan and indicated that these drawings should be considered deeply.

He explained that since the start of Charlie Hebdo, all the cartoonists mock everything even themselves, and indicated that Rees one of the most prominent cartoonists in the world, and no one can teach him how to do his work.

Aynoch explained that the incident of Alan drowning affected the entire world including Charlie Hebdo’s team members who are still in mourning since the attack that targeted their office early this year.

He continued “I and the cartoonists are the most worthy to express the tragedy of this child’s family; he said “the tragedy is already horrible but this doesn’t mean humor is bad, so cheering people up in such situations would ease pain”.

In his talk to Rozana, Aynoch said “in such situations, people have to calm and consider these drawings’ meanings, if some people don’t have sense of humor, so they have to ignore our drawings”.

He said that there is a great sympathy with the drowned Syrian child and the rest of the victims, he added “it is not the drawings that are horrible, but the reaction on them is unreasonable, there are problems more serious than these drawings that people look at then they turn their faces, but we draw to make people laugh and think through shocking them with real problems like ISIS and Arabic dictatorships”.

And he explained that for some people caricatures mean “May God have mercy on him” when it is all about death like any other greeting card “happy new year, happy Eid”, etc.

He continued “in this case, everyone can become a cartoonist”.

In his point of view, talking about drawings and explaining them is just a waste of time, “we shouldn’t talk too much about this, otherwise every cartoonist must explain what they do, we also have our own life, there are other drawings waiting, it is time to deal with real problems’ sources”

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