Tintin in trouble
May 02, 2010 03:43 PM IST
Tintin In The Congo is in trouble. A Belgium-based Congolese man has asked for the comic to be banned as its depiction of native Africans is demeaning.
Accused of being ‘racist’, ‘ignorant’ and ‘offensive’,
Tintin In The Congo
goes up on trial in Belgium next up. A Belgium-based Congolese man, Bienvenu Mbutu Mondondo, has asked for the comic to be banned as its depiction of native Africans is demeaning.
In the comic, there’s a scene where a black woman bows before Tintin and says, “White man very great. White mister is big juju man!”. The verdict will be out next week. Three years ago, there was also a movement in Britain to ban the book, and the Brooklyn Public Library in US has placed it in its reserve collection.
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