‘Tintin in the Congo’ not racist, Belgian court rules

FRANCE 24 7 December 2012

A Brussels court has rejected a legal bid to ban "Tintin in the Congo”, the second adventure of Belgian writer Hergé’s globe-trotting boy reporter

Black associations in the country claimed the book contained racist stereotypes. "Tintin in the Congo” - a classic 1920s comic strip about Belgium's celebrated fictional boy reporter - is not racist, a Brussels court ruled on Wednesday.

The Brussels Appeals Court upheld a 2011 ruling against Congolese immigrant Bienvenu Mbutu Mondondo and the Belgian Council of Black Associations, who wanted the book banned. (continue reading...)