Tintin first appeared in 1928.
This blogger – Nuala Sawyer – says the Congolese, funnily enough, have embraced Tintin . (see her pics here ), though this poster at “The Week ” said :
“The Congolese who I showed the cartoon too in Congo found it very offensive and very racist.”
So, can something be considered racist by today’s standards, even though it was written 80 years ago ?
It’s a debate we’bve had in this country about the writings of Enid Blyton, who’s works included “golliwog” characters.
Is a work racist whenever it was written ? Would you be happy for your children to read them ?