Maybe it’s backlash for that whole “Freedom Fries” thing.
Courrier International hired the French-based Saatchi & Saatchi advertising agency to make this ad promoting the Paris-based weekly newspaper, which also circulates in Portugal and Japan. Is this a risque art-statement or a cultural slap to the face? As one commenter said on the Cheezburger-affiliated Daily What:
Learn to anticipate? Two words to the French: Maginot Line.
Other comments note the ad seems particularly offensive given it runs the same week as the ninth anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks.