Posted in music on December 2, 2013

Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan had been having what seemed like a great year, having gone on a massive tour, made an interactive music video, and released a huge box set, but now reports are coming in that he's being sued by a group of Croatians for racism. In a 2012 interview with Rolling Stone, Dylan made a comment comparing the conflict between Catholic Croats and Christian Orthodox Serbs to that of Jews and Nazis and slavery in America:

This country is just too fucked up about color. It's a distraction. People at each other's throats just because they are of a different color. It's the height of insanity, and it will hold any nation back - or any neighborhood back. Or any anything back. 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, and they can't pretend they don't know that. 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
According to International Business Times, Croatian secretary general Vlatko Marić said, "It is an incitement to hatred. You cannot compare Croatian criminals to all Croats. But we have nothing against Rolling Stone magazine or Bob Dylan as a singer."

Business Insider mentions that due to Europe's strict free speech laws, Dylan and Rolling Stone would face a fine and formal sanction if found guilty.

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Comments (17)

you can be sued for racism?

Posted by md | December 2, 2013 9:20 AM

Bogus lawsuit #167983855

Posted by Anonymous | December 2, 2013 9:29 AM

huh? What?

Posted by Anonymous | December 2, 2013 10:13 AM

I'm more relevant than Bob Dylan.

Posted by Kanye West | December 2, 2013 10:26 AM

Wetbacks never sued me.

Posted by Mel Gibson | December 2, 2013 10:36 AM

What?!? He has it all backwards. The Serbs were in control of the government and they were the warmongers. Bosnia? Those were the Serbs.

Posted by Anonymous | December 2, 2013 10:54 AM

My family originally left Europe to avoid doing time for a series of racism-related arrests. Thank God we made it safely all the way to Long Island. Still hate those dirty Portugese though.

Posted by Anonymous | December 2, 2013 11:09 AM

11:01 sounds like a justification for being a total shithead. "well, I wasn't allowed to act like a shithead so now I'm a total shithead. they drove me to it."

Posted by Anonymous | December 2, 2013 11:17 AM

the Portugese? don't get me started.

Posted by Anonymous | December 2, 2013 11:19 AM

Frohawk is suing Mamoun's for tainted babaganoush. Claims it sicken him.

Posted by Anonymous | December 2, 2013 11:41 AM

Never liked him as a "musician" -now I don´t like him as a man.

Posted by ivana | December 2, 2013 11:47 AM

This is bullshit.

Posted by Anonymous | December 2, 2013 2:34 PM

I hate jewels. Unless they're from

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Posted by Anonymous | December 2, 2013 7:21 PM

This is older news than dinosaurs, that was known like a year and a half ago and nothing happened since.

Posted by Eddie | December 3, 2013 4:42 AM

I hate the fuckin' Brits...sue me.

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2013 12:39 PM

I love how the ad in the beginning is Bob's Chrysler commercial (for the super bowl) just the utmost amount of irony, who else feels it? Lol

Posted by Yaretzi | March 3, 2014 6:01 AM

Are these original recordings or are they from any concerts, Rolling stone sounds a little toned down and not that high pitched cry from Dylan as was in the original recording

Posted by Lane | October 28, 2014 4:50 AM

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