Bob Dylan investigated in France for racist comments
Tuesday, December 03, 2013 - 00:49
December 3 - A Croatian community organization say comments Dylan made to Rolling Stone magazine violate racial hatred laws. Alicia Powell reports.
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Bob Dylan is under investigation in France after a Croatian community organization alleged comments he made to Rolling Stone magazine last year amounted to incitement of racial hatred.
In the magazine's September issue, the singer said racism was holding America back.
Saying quote: "If you got a slave master or (Ku Klux) Klan in your blood, blacks can sense that."
Adding quote: "That stuff lingers to this day. Just like Jews can sense Nazi blood and the Serbs can sense Croatian blood."
The Croatian community organization which is based in France, is alleging the comments, as carried in the French version of the magazine, violate French racial hatred laws.
Calls to Dylan's manager and Rolling Stone were not immediately returned.
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