When Hergé created the character Tintin in 1929, he was far to imagine what the world would look like over 90 years after. But while the adventures of the journalist to now the powder are still particularly popular, the latter is also the subject of multiple diversions on the social networks, is Numerama. Beyond the "memes" often innocent, he is also the subject of a genuine recovery of the hand movements of the extreme right.
"The calculus Affair "becomes" l'affaire Faurisson ". Pictures of the " Crab with the golden claws ", the ninth album, which partly takes place in Morocco, are being diverted to give rise to false hedges "Tintin in Toulouse" or " Tintin in France ", meant to illustrate the theory of the big replacement. A strategy supported by two elements. First of all, the story of Hergé, accused of collaboration with the nazis during the Second world War and is the author of the drawings anti-semitic, under the guise of the caricature. But above all, it is the very image of his comic book hero that is put to use. "Tintin is sufficiently known by all to give a friendly image to our ideas," says a user.
What is the reaction of Moulinsart SA ?
The recovery of the work of Hergé, who are legion on the social networks and forums of the extreme right, are also sometimes in the real world. There are only a few days, posters diverted from Tintin in the Congo were even discovered in a police station of Nantes, as revealed Ouest-France.
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For years, Moulinsart SA, the company that manages the copyright of the designer, watches carefully over his goose that lays the golden eggs. Contacted by Numerama, the company entrusts accept the parody, "an exception permitted by the law," but does not want Tintin to be associated with certain themes, including the policy ". So far, on a platform like eBay, you will discover particular sales to a diversion titled " The day will come ", devised already in 1995 by young activists of the national Front led by Jean-Marie Le Pen. A situation known by Moulinsart SA, which ensures the " react to those concerned ".