Tintin In The Congo ?


(“Don’t worry, Snowy’s in New York”)


(“Not like that ! In a clear line, OK ?”)

A while ago, a Congolese studen living in Belgium cunningly used the lack of real news during the summer months to file a complaint against Tintin In Belgium as being racist towards the Congolese people (indeed, the Congolese people are a race). At the same time, there was a lot of hubbub about Congolese president Kabilla visiting our country, and Foreign Minister De Gucht objecting to it. And Belgium’s topical cartoonists had a field day (top : Vanmol in Knack, on “Snowy” De Gucht being away, bottom : Kim on the Congolese protest, which was not really in a clear line)

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