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Conan O’Brien on Charlie Hebdo Shootings: “No One Should Have To Think Twice Before Making A Joke”

Conan O’Brien took sometime on his TBS show tonight to deliver a serious statement on the terrorist attack at the offices of Charlie Hebdo in Paris that left 12 people dead.

“There was a terrible tragedy in France today; 12 people were killed because a satirical newspaper made jokes that some group found offensive,” He began, noting the news “really hits home for anyone who, day in and day out, mocks political, social and religious figures.”

The attack is a reminder for Americans that freedom of speech is “a right some people are inexplicably forced to die for.”

“All of here are terribly sad for the families of those victims, for the people of France, and for anyone in the world tonight who now has to think twice before making a joke,” he added. “It’s not the way it’s supposed to be.”

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