Friday, August 28, 2009



TinTin under attack again



We read:
"Brooklyn's chief librarian has yanked a nearly 80-year-old book from the shelves because it depicts Africans as monkeys. Tintin Au Congo is the only book in the city library system hidden from public view after a reader complained that it was "racially offensive."

The popular Belgian children's work - due to be made into a movie by Steven Spielberg - is locked behind a series of hidden doors on the third floor of Brooklyn's central library. "'Tintin au Congo' was relocated," said director Richard Reyes-Gavilan. It "had illustrations that were racially offensive and inappropriate for children."

Donna Lieberman, head of the New York Civil Liberties Union, blasted librarians "for taking the easy way out" and not considering the "long term in engaging in censorship."

Source

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow, that's a pretty strong statement from the aclu. Of course, if this story didn't invlove their fellow liberal PC'ists, the aclu would already be in court, seeing how it is a clear case of censorship and violates the First Amendment.

Stan B said...

Well, it's just a matter of time before they come for the works of Mark Twain (aka Samuel Clemens). His portrayal of black people are considered very offensive, I'm sure.

I expect any copies of Tarzan (books, tapes, DVDs) will soon have to be put on the Codice of Forbidden Books!

Bumper said...

Not a problem, just send the book over to Micro$oft. They know how to take care of those offensive pix.

The Curmudgeon said...
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The Curmudgeon said...

Does this mean that Disney’s "Song of the South" won’t be available in the DVD section anymore?

Bobby said...

"Does this mean that Disney’s "Song of the South" won’t be available in the DVD section anymore?"

---It's ironic that song is still available but the movie where that song was heard the first time is not available.

Anonymous said...

Please don't throw me in the briar patch!

Robert said...

And what about Saturday Night Live's skit in which a couple of wandering kids see Walt's "secret" cuts of Disney films? One of those "secret" cuts that embarrassed Mickey portrayed the Uncle Remus actor singing "Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, Zip-a-dee-yay. Negroes are inferior in ev-e-ry way...", hinting at Walt's supposed racism. They want to ban that, too? Or can they actually recognize that as satire?

Anonymous said...

Song of the South is not generally available, at least to the best of my knowledge. They removed that YEARS ago. You can find copies in Japan, from what I heard. Pity. It was a sweet movie that you really have to be ultra-sensitive to be offended.

Anonymous said...

Being "offended" has become a big business,($$$) especially in the ghetto, where the word sensitivity is rarely even understood. But it do pay good!

Anonymous said...

Personally, I like Little Black Sambo

I wonder if it's been re-released under a new title:

Vertically challenged African-American Rambo

Anonymous said...

It is better to have it viewable only after getting special permission, this way people will be less likely to smear feces in it or otherwise destroy it.