Bob Dylan Charged With Making Racist Remarks In FranceSubmitted by emalvini on Tue, 12/03/2013 - 10:05
Bob Dylan Charged With Making Racist Remarks In France
By Stephane Orjollet
13 hours ago
Paris (AFP) - Bob Dylan is being asked to apologise for remarks he made in an interview that have ran afoul of French anti-racism laws.
The legendary American singer has been charged with inciting hatred by Paris prosecutors after comments made to Rolling Stone magazine last year sparked a complaint from the Council of Croats in France (CRICCF).
"If you got a slave master or Klan in your blood, blacks can sense that. That stuff lingers to this day. Just like Jews can sense Nazi blood and the Serbs can sense Croatian blood," Dylan was quoted as saying in the context of an answer about race relations in the United States.
Dylan, 72, was informed of the charges against him last month, while he was in Paris for three concerts -- a visit during which the French government also awarded him its prestigious Legion d'Honneur decoration.