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Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Congolese immigrant wants Belgium to ban Tintin Au Congo

Tintin is a national treasure in Belgium, as well as being a popular character worldwide. A Congolese man thinks Tintin Au Congo should be banned because it is 'racist'.

From The Telegraph

Bienvenue Mbutu, a Congolese national living in Belgium, has asked the Belgian courts to ban the book, but has said he would accept a ruling that the book must display a warning about its content.

Mr Mbutu has also tried to have the book banned in France. "Tintin's little (black) helper is seen as stupid and without qualities. It makes people think that blacks have not evolved," he has been quoted as saying.

A court in Belgium, home to the book's author Hergé, is due to rule on the matter later today, the BBC reports. Read more


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