Bob Dylan (born Robert Allen Zimmerman on 24 May 1941) is a Jewish American singer-songwriter, author, and visual artist, who has been a major figure in popular culture for six decades. Many of his most known work dates from the 1960s, when some songs became anthems for the Civil Rights Movement and anti-war movement.
In 2013, in an interview in the magazine Rolling Stone he stated that "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." He was sued in France for alleged hate speech, but cleared as he had not given the okay for French publication of the remarks.
Leftist Wikipedia states nothing on this, despite having an extremely detailed and long article on Bob Dylan.
- Bob Dylan sued for saying 'Serbs can sense Croatian blood' https://www.nzherald.co.nz/entertainment/news/article.cfm?c_id=1501119&objectid=11166042
- Bob Dylan Cleared in French ‘Hate Speech’ Case https://www.spin.com/2014/04/bob-dylan-french-hate-speech-lawsuit-dropped/