My work is about as non-controversial as it gets without being about babies dressed up as kittens (and I’m sure PETA would somehow find a way to object to that). Nevertheless, I wanted to add my voice to the millions that have already sprung up against those who think that the best way to silence ideas you don’t like is to murder the people who are voicing them. As we can see, all that does is allow those ideas to spread.
I don’t know if a lot of people outside of France knew about Charlie Hebdo before this incident – I sure didn’t – but we sure as hell do now. Whatever these fanatics were trying to accomplish, they failed.