Sunday, March 14, 2021

‘Charlie Hebdo’ cover shows the Queen kneeling on Meghan Markle’s neck

 Why Meghan left Buckingham. Because I could no longer breathe,’ read the Charlie Hebdo coverFrench satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo has angered people for its depiction of Queen Elizabeth II kneeling on the neck of Meghan Markle, alluding to the death of George Floyd.


The French text on the cover reads: “Why Meghan left Buckingham. Because I could no longer breathe.”

Floyd, 46, died on May 25, 2020, in Minneapolis after officer Derek Chauvin Kneeled on his neck outside a convenience store for eight minutes and 46 seconds, sparking nationwide protests against police brutality and racial discrimination. Floyd cried ‘I can’t breathe,” during the incident and the words became a rallying cry for protestors.

CBS News reported that the Minneapolis City Council approved a historic $27 million dollars civil sttlement for the Floyd family. Chauvin is currently standing trial for murder and manslaughter.

Charlie Hebdo, known for its history of controversial drawings, has faced much scrutiny from the public in the past. The newest cover comes after the highly anticipated CBS interview with Prince Harry. Harry and Markle which aired last Sunday. The couple spoke with Oprah Winfrey about the racism they’ve experienced within the royal family.

During the interview, the couple shared that a member of Harry’s family expressed concern for how dark their unborn son’s skin would be in “several conversations,” but they wouldn’t share who said it as it would be “damaging” to the individual.

“It was only once we were married and everything started to really worsen that I came to understand that not only was I not being protected but that they were willing to lie to protect other members of the family but they weren’t willing to tell the truth to protect me and my husband,” Markle told Winfrey.

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