What I'm wondering is... why kick up a row now? Tintin in the Congo isn't a recent publication. It was first published in 1930s for god's sake! A lot of materials at the time had racist contents. Tintin in the Congo was just a reflection of the zeitgeist of that era.
A Commission for Racial Equality spokeswoman said: "This book contains imagery and words of hideous racial prejudice, where the 'savage natives' look like monkeys and talk like imbeciles.
"How and why do Borders think that it's okay to peddle such racist material?
"Yes, it was written a long time ago, but this certainly does not make it acceptable. This is potentially highly offensive to a great number of people.
"It beggars belief that in this day and age Borders would think it acceptable to sell and display Tintin in the Congo."
And why all this harping about Tintin? Everyone knows Asterix is ways better! Pfft!