PARIS, FRANCE – Just two weeks ago, Bob Dylan was awarded the Legion of Honor, France’s highest prize. But the times they are a-changin’.
The country has brought charges against the legendary songwriter.
Dylan found himself tangled up in the legal trouble following an interview with Rolling Stone.
He was asked if he sees any parallels between the 1860s and present-day America.
In his response, Dylan said, “If you got a slave master or Klan in your blood, blacks can sense that, just like Jews can sense Nazi blood and the Serbs can sense Croatian blood.”
It sounds like Dylan was saying despite all of the time that has passed, people don’t forget about slavery. But France’s Council of the Croatian community took is as Dylan equating Croatian war criminals to all Croats.
Dylan is charged under “public insult and inciting hate” but all the council seems to want is an apology.
They can find that in his albums. It’s pretty clear this hippie is an advocate against hate.