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charlie hebdo pasta The French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo , has wound a few Italians with its latest issue containing a cartoon portraying victims of an earthquake that killed almost 300 people as different types of pasta.The cartoon was titled Earthquake Italian style . It depicted a balding man standing and covered in blood with the moniker Penne in tomato sauce , a badly scratched up woman next to him labelled Penne au gratin . A pair of feet sticking out between the floors of a collapsed building is entitled Lasagne .

The mayor of Amatrice, a town flattened by last week’s quake, is famous for the pasta sauce, amatriciana, that carries its name. The town’s mayor, Sergio Pirozzi, said:.

How the fuck do you draw a cartoon bout the dead? I’m sure this unpleasant and embarrassing satire does not reflect French sentiment.

The French embassy in Rome published a statement on its website and Twitter, saying the cartoon:

Absolutely does not represent France’s position, and is a caricature by the press (and) the freely expressed opinions are those of the journalists.

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shutdown rotten tomatoes The first reviews for Suicide Squad haven’t been great and the movies fans are none too pleased. About 18500 DC fans have petitioned for the reviews aggravation site, Red Tomatoes to be shutdown:Shutdown Rotten Tomatoes

We need this site to be shut down because It’s Critics always give The DC Extended Universe movies unjust Bad Reviews, Like

  1. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice 2016
  2. Suicide Squad 2016

and that Affects people’s opinion even if it’s a really great movies

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charlie hebdo russian plane

  Daesh: Russia intensifies its air bombardment

Russians have been ‘outraged’ by cartoons making light of the Egyptian air crash which appeared in the satirical magazine, Charlie Hebdo.

One cartoon shows parts of the aircraft falling on an Islamic State militant. It is captioned: Daesh: Russia ntensifies its air bombardment.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov claimed the cartoons were somehow a blasphemy. He whinged

In our country, this would be called ‘blasphemy.’ It has nothing to do with democracy or with self-expression. It is just blasphemy.

My colleagues and I tried to find caricatures of the Charlie Hebdo journalists in the magazine, who were shot by terrorists. We were unable to find them. But if they were published, then it would also be blasphemy, well at least in our country.

Igor Morozov, a lawmaker from Russia’s Federation Council, claimed the Sinai plane crash should not be ridiculed. :

I believe it is blasphemy and ridicules the memory of those who lost their lives as a result of this catastrophe. This should not be used by any media organizations in any form whatsoever or in any particular genre in which they may specialize.

In trying to be original, Charlie Hebdo have plunged everything into shock. Remember the tragedy which happened in January 2015 concerning the publisher. I think that the journalists are provoking acts of violence.

Maria Zakharova, the spokeswoman for the Russian Foreign Ministry, wrote on her Facebook page:

Is anyone still Charlie?

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fuckoffee A coffee shop in south-east London called Fuckoffee has been ordered by its landlord to remove the supposedly offensive sign bearing its name.The cafe owners posted a tweet showing a redacted version of the letter outlining the censorship. The letter read:

We are instructed that you have either erected or allowed your sub-tenant to erect an offensive sign on the exterior of the buliding… without the permission or authority from our client to do so and this constitutes a trespass.

According to the letter, the Bermondsey Street coffeeshop could face legal proceedings or the forfeiture of its lease if it does not remove the sign. It will also have to cover the costs of the legal steps taken so far.

Fans of the coffee shop took to Twitter to express their support of the sign, with several accusing the landlord of being joyless and criticising the property owner for adding further hurdles for small businesses.

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nat bus advert Cardiff bus company, New Adventure Travel Limited (NAT Group), got a little more publicity than expected for a series of adverts on the back of their buses.The adverts featured men and woman, implicitly shirtless behind signs reading: Ride me all day for £3

Charlotte Church, the singer, is among those who lambasted the company for the supposedly: abhorrent and hugely offensive advert. Church was among those who whinged on Twitter after the company posted pictures of the adverts on the social network.

A few did see the funny side and even congratulated the company on drawing attention to themselves.

The company issued a statement:

In view of the reaction to our bus advertising today we wish to set out our position:

Firstly we have stated that our objectives have been to make catching the bus attractive to the younger generation. We therefore developed an internal advertising campaign featuring males and females to hold boards to promote the cost of our daily tickets.

The slogan of ‘ride me all day for £3’ whilst being a little tongue in cheek was in no way intended to cause offence to either men or women and, if the advert has done so then we apologise unreservedly. There has certainly been no intention to objectify either men or women.

Given the volume of negativity received we have decided to remove the pictures from the back of the buses within the next 24 hours.

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bacillakuten video Swedenhas been gripped by a little ‘outrage’ over a children’s cartoon depicting prancing genitals.The one-minute clip for Barnkanalen, Sweden’s equivalent of CBeebies, shows cartoon penises and vaginas smiling and dancing to the tune of a song which employs words perhaps sometimes used by small children to refer to their private parts.

Here comes Willie at a run, he has no pants, goes the song. Twinkle is cool, you better believe it, even on an old lady, Willie and Twinkle, what a great gang!

The song’s Facebook page includes ‘outraged’ comments by some parents who are offended that children of that age should be expected to talk about genitals.

The song was written and performed by Johan Holmstrom who said:

I feel sorry for those parents who get upset, this is a harmless music video.

The clip gained further notoriety when it was briefly classified by YouTube as adult content requiring viewers to confirm they are aged over 18, but the programme makers persuaded the company to relent.

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centquartre logo The controversial performance installation Exhibit B by Brett Baileyis set to begin a seven-day run on Sunday in Paris’sCentquatre contemporary arts centre.Campaigners wanting the exhibit banned and claim that the show is racist. Galvanised by the example of the UK where protesters succeeded in getting the show cancelled at London’s Barbican theatre in September, the French Collective Against Exhibit B continues to call for a boycott .

But the theatre refuses to back down to the harassment and says the show will go ahead in the name of both free speech and future dialogue over the many difficult issues the show raises.

Unfortunately, there’ll be a heavy police presence, says theatre director Jose’-Manuel Goncalves: People, families, won’t be able to circulate like they usually do. But the show will go on at Centquatre. He says:

This is not a racist work. If it were, there are laws in France which would ban it. It’s an important work. As many people as possible have to see it.

Tickets are sold out, not just for tonight but for the week-long run.