'Fifty Shades' ordered off shelves
Brazilian judge says bookstores need to keep the racy novel under lock and key
According to a statement by the Rio de Janeiro State Judiciary Department, on January 14, the order was handed down by Judge Raphael Queiroz Campos after he saw kids having a big ole team leafing through the series in one of city's bookstores.
Eleven copies of the "Grey" series were among 64 books taken from the shelves of two bookstores because their content was deemed improper for those under the age of 18.
Shortly following the removal of the books, they were returned to shelves, but sealed and out of reach of minors.
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E.L James' works were the most-sold books in Brazil last year, according to newsweekly Veja. "Fifty Shades Freed" was the top seller, followed by "Fifty Shades of Grey" and "Fifty Shades Darker."
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Love this trilogy. I went to a major retail store and bought cigarette lighters. I was carded to make sure I was of legal age (I'm 54). I asked the clerk if my granddaughter could buy 50 Shades. I was informed she could because it doesn't ask for an ID when scanned. I had a problem with that. My granddaughter is 12. I get carded for lighters and she can buy an erotic book...insane! Don't get me wrong, she shouldn't be allowed to buy lighters at her age either.
eh, i have a man.. he's my 50 shades of grey plus some =)
no book is gonna do to me what he can
This isn't the dark ages for crying out loud! No book should be banned, do your job as a parent and make sure YOUR kid doesn't read it. Next you all are going to start ranting about burning the book all together.. it's a book if you don't like the content don't read it.
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