Bob Dylan, one of the most amazing songwriters in American history, is a crusty old man at this point (and a rather shitty artist) – and I mean that in an endearing way, really – but is he a racist? Well, the Council of Croats in France (CRICCF) certainly thinks so, as they’re bringing a lawsuit against him for comparing Croats with Nazis. Apparently the “charges” aren’t so ludicrous, since CRICCF secretary general Vlatko Maric said that Parisian courts will hear the case. Oh, snap!
Maric thinks that Dylan’s comments were to “incite hatred”, but the case seems sorta silly since all they want from him is an apology.
Here are the comments in question that Dylan made to Rolling Stone:
“[The United States] is just too f**ked up about [skin] color. Blacks know that some whites didn’t want to give up slavery – that if they had their way, they would still be under the yoke.
“If you got a slave master or [Ku Klux] 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.”
Uh… that whole statement if fucking weird and bizarre. But he just seems like he’s rambling about shit and not vocalizing his thoughts very well. But also, you don’t hear white people asking for an apology, because it’s a stupid Bob Dylan quote in an interview. Of course, that’s not really fair of me to say because I’m not Croatian. My problem here is the fact that the CRICCF feels like THIS is the shit that needs to stuff up courtrooms. Take a chill pill, man.