Louis C.K.’s Homemade ‘Charlie Hebdo’ Shirt Is a Surprising & Thoughtful Way to Show His Support For the Victims
Many celebrities have shown their support for those affected by the tragic shooting at Charlie Hebdo , and comedian Louis C.K. wore a homemade shirt instead of just speaking out online. At his Madison Square Garden show on Wednesday night, he honored those lost at the satirical French newspaper that morning, an attack which President Francois Hollande called a "terrorist operation" by Islamic militants. The shooting killed 12 and left at least 10 people critically injured, and so far, one gunman, Haymd Mourad, has reportedly surrendered to police. The other alleged gunmen, Said Kouachi and Cherif Kouachi, are still at large.
C.K.'s shirt, which read "CHARLIE HEBDO" in block letters, is one powerful statement, but it's far from the only one. People have united in France and around the world with the message "Je Suis Charlie," which translates to "We are all Charlie." Conan O'Brien addressed the attacks in a poignant moment about free speech on his show, pointing out that now people will be scared to make a joke. “All of us are terribly sad for the families of those victims, for the people of France, and for anyone in the world tonight who now has to think twice before making a joke," he said. "It’s not the way it’s supposed to be.”