A Brussels court has rejected a legal bid to ban "Tintin in the Congo, the second adventure of Belgian writer Hergés 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...)(...more)