In my opinion political correctness has gone too far and the example made recently of Tintin is, to me, quite unbelieveable. Here’s a childrens book that has been a classic since it was first published back in the 1930’s. But now, because of political correctness, two major book chains have moved Tintin to the adult section because of racist themes in the stories. The books have now been labelled by the publisher as follows:
“bourgeois, paternalistic stereotypes of the period – an interpretation some readers may find offensive”
I’m trying to figure out what that means? And why do people feel the need to interfere with the fantastic adventure stories of the young Tintin. I agree that some of the storylines may be seen as controversial now, but will a six year old understand this? I feel sorry for children who may miss out on this because parents are afraid to buy the books or children don’t come across them in book stores. What happened to people/children making their own choice about what they want to read? The Commission for Racial Equality even called for a total ban of the books? I think the world is starting to implode.