French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo thumbed its nose at ISIS thugs Tuesday with the release of a defiant front cover.
“They have guns. F–k them, we have champagne!” reads the cover, which features a bullet-riddled man gleefully sipping bubbly.
Booze — instead of blood — gushes out of his wounds.
The editor-in-chief of the weekly French satirical magazine, which itself endured a terrorist attack in January that resulted in 12 deaths, said humor was the only answer for the unfathomable tragedy.
“Without realizing it, Parisians in 2015 have become like the Londoners of the 1940s, determined not to give in to fear no matter what,” wrote Laurent Sourisseau. “It’s the only response we can show terrorists.”
Following the attacks at its Paris offices earlier this year, the magazine published a cartoon of the Prophet Mohammed holding a sign that read, “Je suis Charlie” — “I am Charlie.”
The slogan became a viral social media campaign, with people showing their support for the magazine by using the hashtag #JeSuisCharlie.