Tintin, the comic book hero, is embroiled in a row about political correctness â€“ just as he is about to make the switch to celluloid superstar.
The Campaign for Real Education has condemned his publishers as â€œover the topâ€ for deciding to package one of his early adventures, Tintin in the Congo, in shrink-wrap and with a warning about its content.
Its criticism comes within weeks of the worldwide release of Steven Spielbergâ€™s new film about the boy reporter and his dog Snowy.
George Remi, the Belgian artist better known as Herge, first published his tale of derring-do in Africa in 1930. When he re-worked it in 1946 he removed several references to the Congo being a Belgian colony.
But the book still contained a number of images that were perceived as racist. One of these showed a black woman bowing to Tintin and saying `White man very greatâ€¦White mister is big juju man`.