Race row continues to dog Tintin's footsteps

A Congolese man is attempting to have a controversial Tintin book banned in the cartoon star's home country of Belgium.

The case relates to Tintin in the Congo, an early adventure written in the late 1920s in which the Congolese are presented as crude racial stereotypes.

Tintin's creator Herge - real name Georges Remi - would later express regret over the book, saying it was a youthful indiscretion that reflected the prejudices of the time.

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