March 7 2022 — A fake cover of a TINTIN’s adventure suggests that Hergé would side with Volodymyr Zelenskyy, the Jewish president of Ukraine, in the ongoing conflict. I have great doubts about that. Follow us on Twitter: @INTEL_TODAY
First thing first. As the first book makes it very clear, Hergé did not like the Soviets. But before you think that he would side with Ukraine, consider the following facts.
This may be a shock to many of you, but the father of TINTIN was anti-Semitic. In 1941, when Belgian Jews wore the Yellow Star, Hergé’s Tintin adventure, “The Shooting Star,” featured a Jewish villain, Blumenstein the banker, intended to represent the “incarnation of evil.”
After the Allied liberation of Belgium in 1944, Le Soir was shut down and its staff — including Hergé — accused of having been collaborators.
An official investigation was launched, and although no charges were brought against Hergé, in subsequent years he repeatedly faced accusations of having been a traitor and collaborator. [Wikipedia]
Indeed, Hergé was known for his sympathy towards the Nazis… And Ukraine is one of the two European countries where you can still find plenty of those people….
So, I do not not know what Hergé would have said…. But it is not obvious at all that he would have taken side.
Hergé — Wikipedia
UKRAINE — Would TINTIN really side with Ukraine?