Tintin ban is tantamount to “book burning”

A court case in Belgium has heard lawyers representing Georges Remi, the cartoonist behind the children’s sleuth Tintin, attack calls by critics to ban the stories as “like burning books”. Bienvenu Mbutu Mondondo, a Congolese man based in Brussels, has been pursuing Tintin’s publishers and copyright holders in the civil and criminal court since 2007 . he claims Tintin in the Congo, the book documenting the character’s adventures in the former Belgian colony, contains racist images and dialogue which are offensive to black Africans.