Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

The Simpsons’ subtle tribute to Paris attack victims was perfect

simpsons-opener.jpg

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.

paris simpsons

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

Related

1.jpg

"We are going to war" says UK Cabinet Minister

anon.jpg

Anonymous has released a step-by-step guide on how you can hack ISIS

rexfeatures_4351751am (1).jpg

Isis attack on London foiled after terrorists asked Twitter for advice

Comments

More

The original Aunt Viv was NAT happy about that 'Fresh Prince' reunion

She sounded off on Facebook, big time

by Gary Ogden
30 Mar 2017

Phoebe Waller-Bridge is now joint favourite to become Doctor Who

Are we about to see the first female Doctor?

by Tom Mendelsohn
29 Mar 2017

A definitive ranking of all the characters in 'Zzzap!'

Hey! Remember this??

by Gary Ogden
29 Mar 2017

'New Girl' has finally given Schmidt a first name

This might be the show's last season, and they couldn't bow out without naming him

by Tom Mendelsohn
29 Mar 2017

'Trainspotting' author Irvine Welsh is writing an acid house TV show

'Ibiza87' is on the way to have it large

by Dave Fawbert
29 Mar 2017

'Game of Thrones' star Aidan Gillen is joining 'Peaky Blinders'

No word on whether his character will be as much of a dickhead as Littlefinger

by Matt Tate
29 Mar 2017

'Game of Thrones' fans will definitely enjoy this IKEA toilet display

Not sure that the 'Porcelain Throne' has quite the same ring to it, though

by Matt Tate
28 Mar 2017

The 'Fresh Prince' cast all hung out yesterday, but still no reboot

The main cast of the popular sitcom - minus the sadly deceased James Avery - have resurfaced on Alfonso Ribeiro's Instagram

by Tom Mendelsohn
28 Mar 2017

'Moonlight' director Barry Jenkins is making a TV series for Amazon

It's an adaptation of award-winning novel 'The Underground Railroad'

by Tom Mendelsohn
28 Mar 2017

Bryan Cranston visits 'Better Call Saul' set in new video

The gang got back together for a short video

by Matt Tate
28 Mar 2017