Thor Heyerdahl was a scientist, an explorer, an author, an environmentalist and global citizen. He went on an adventure when the world thought there were no more adventure left to have. But his image is not as unproblematic as one would expect. The theory behind the Kon-Tiki journey has been controversial since it has been presented.
When one thinks of Pippi Longstocking, the first thing that comes to mind is maybe her strength or her cheeky behaviour. What many people probably do not associate with Pippi is racism or colonialism, even though both can be found in the adventures of the young girl.