The Stupid and Evil Magazine
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In 1960 humorist Georges Bernier, author François Cavanna and comic artist (and artistic director) Fred Aristidès began publishing the satirical magazine Hara Kiri
, which attacked the French establishment, including politicians, the government and Catholic Church. In 1961 and 1966 it was temporarily banned by the French Government. The magazine's covers
were often tasteless, NSFW, "famously perverted, bizarre and highly creative
and at the time, and in fact even by today's standards in a league of their own."
"After an early reader's letter accused them of being "dumb and nasty" ("bête et méchant")
, the phrase became an official slogan for the magazine and made it into everyday language in France."