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The Simpsons’ subtle tribute to Paris attack victims was perfect


The Paris atrocities that shook the world on 13 November cast a dark shadow across the world, nations reeling in shock and anger at what unfolded.

Since then there have been various tributes to the victims of that fateful day, none perhaps more poignant than the emblem created by artist Jean Julien, who created a peace emblem comprised of the Eiffel Tower.

Since originally being posted to social media the symbol has been shared thousands of times and has become a message of both hope and mourning.

Its most recent appearance in the latest episode of The Simpsons is a great acknowledgement of its understated power.

The episode sees Lisa become friends with a Broadway star, desperate to make the big time and Julien’s symbol crops up in a subtle montage of New York City, as seen below.

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Its use wasn’t obvious and little attention was drawn to it but its power goes without saying – the world is in mourning.



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