We’re not quite sure what this says about human nature, but since news hit of Herge’s early work TINTIN IN THE CONGO getting removed from children’s sections in the UK due to its racist content, sales have been soaring:
Sales of “Tintin in the Congo” have reportedly soared some 3,800 percent, after Britain’s Commission for Racial Equality blasted it as a stereotyped work that makes Congolese “look like monkeys and talk like imbeciles.”
The sales surge was enough to push the title into the top 10 of Amazon’s sales rankings, The Telegraph reported Saturday.
A spokesman said the commission anticipated its report would lead to a sales spike, but he said the commissioners had no choice but to address complaints from the public.
Related: Let Tintin the Racist Speak