Congolese man wants Belgium to ban 'racist' Tintin Au Congo





A Congolese man is trying to get controversial cartoon book Tintin Au Congo banned in Belgium over its racist and offensive depiction of Africans.

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 next week....


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