Tintin Ruling

November 2, 2011 | 3

Good news for Tintinologists, if not guards of political correctness: Tintin in the Congo has been deemed “not racist” by a Belgian judicial adviser.

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  1. Oh yes it is!

    When my son was young we read all the Tintin books together (well, he was five, I read to him). I’ve read through the Congo book to the best of my French abilities (there’s no English edition, thank god), and it’s utterly appalling.

    Good one, Tom–the ghost of King Leopold II must be haunting judicial corridors in Belgium.

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