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Hergé: A Fascist?

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SingingGandalf
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#1 · Posted: 17 Mar 2006 17:08
Now, we all know Hergé didn't support fascism, but here are some points to show that:
- Hergé makes the Fascist Bordurians baddies.
- The Nazis banned two of Hergé's books, Tintin in America, and The Black Island.
- There are 'non-Aryans' as goodies in the books.
- Hergé helped conceal his brother, a resistance fighter, when the Nazis overtook Belgium.
Stas Werno
Member
#2 · Posted: 18 Mar 2006 07:23
When this subject crops up it's more racism my friends seem to worry about.
He said he was ashamed of the way he portrayed Africans in the Congo book, and yet years later in Red Sea Sharks he protrays them again as simpletons.
The Japanese in The Blue Lotus are portrayed as bad people and nothing but.
SingingGandalf
Member
#3 · Posted: 18 Mar 2006 09:13
The soviets are also seen as pure evil. But afain it is all stereotypes. I very much doubt he was racist, as he portrayed the Tibetans in a good light.
yamilah
Member
#4 · Posted: 7 Apr 2006 14:07 · Edited by: yamilah
Herge & Tintin are certainly no Fascists, but according to Belgian Rexist SS Leon Degrelle, Tintin & his quiff were inspired by a portrait of himself when he was aged 20!
The book is banned, as reported on

http://perso.wanadoo.fr/prad/a-copain.html

http://www.objectiftintin.com gives full link, or search for tintin in aaargh page.
SingingGandalf
Member
#5 · Posted: 7 Apr 2006 20:07
but according to Belgian Rexist SS Leon Degrelle, Tintin & his quiff were inspired by a portrait of himself when he was aged 20!

We mustn't forget that he probably did have an effect on Herge, as they were both young men working for the same newspaper. Even if Hitler described him as 'the son I never had', we can't dismiss that he may have had an effect on Tintin, however small.
yamilah
Member
#6 · Posted: 7 Apr 2006 20:33
As far as I know, Degrelle never worked at Le Soir...

About this man's null influence on Herge and his possible influence on Georges Remi (!)

see http://livres.lexpress.fr/dossiers.asp?idC=7780&idR=4
SingingGandalf
Member
#7 · Posted: 7 Apr 2006 21:30
Degrelle never worked at Le Soir...

No, it was 'le XXieme siecle'

About this man's null influence on Herge

While I don't like it, there is the slightest possibility.
Charles
Member
#8 · Posted: 9 Apr 2006 09:31
Sorry to go a little off-topic:

You mention that Herge helped protect his brother, a Resistance fighter, during World War Two. Where could I find out more about Herge's brother and his activities? Thank you.
SingingGandalf
Member
#9 · Posted: 9 Apr 2006 14:06
You mention that Herge helped protect his brother, a Resistance fighter, during World War Two. Where could I find out more about Herge's brother and his activities? Thank you

There is a little bit in 'Tintin the complete companion' by Michael Farr, but not much more than already stated. Have a look on eBay, they often have it.
Charles
Member
#10 · Posted: 11 Apr 2006 10:37 · Edited by: Charles
There is a little bit in 'Tintin the complete companion' by Michael Farr, but not much more than already stated. Have a look on eBay, they often have it.
Thank you; I already have Farr's book and I thought you might know more about the other M. Remi.

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