"Mommy porn" banned? UNEXCEPTABLE!
And yet, it's true! Fifty Shades of Grey has been banned in at least 3 county libraries in Florida so far, most of them claiming the content is unsuitable for their shelves.
Now the libraries are being hit with censorship claims (we bet those who attended E L James's book signing in Miami would be FURIOUS!)!
The counties so far are: Brevard, Collier, and Charlotte.
The libraries are saying that they have to look at reviews before they buy because of a limited budget, and Charlotte says they might pick it up later on — but also said they don't buy erotic or pornographic books as one of the reasons.
Collier was a little more harsh, and cited reasons outside of the graphic content. They instead point to the book's "lack of literary merits including writing quality and lack of compelling plot."
Well, whether or not you don't think it's up to your standards of literature, why can't it have a place on your shelves regardless? Especially if TONS of people want to read it? Don't you want to keep libraries popular in the growing digital age?
What other books would you deem inappropriate? Lolita? Books about sexual technique? Pulp romance novels that have every bit of graphic descriptions??
Sounds ridiculous to us!
How do U guys feel about this??
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