Fifty Shades Banned

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Monday, May 7, 2012 - 11:43am

Florida library bans steamy best seller "Fifty Shades of Grey".

Bondage, seduction and sexual domination are all things you don't expect to find inside a library, but they are all inside New York Times bestseller "Fifty Shades of Grey."

The book was recently pulled from Florida's Brevard County Public Libraries due to its erotic tone.

County officials said that when they ordered the book, they did not realize that the content was not in line with their adult fiction requirements.

"There is an element of erotica, I guess, attached to these books," said Don Walker, communications director for Brevard County Government. "Some people call it soft porn. I've heard another description, 'mommy porn,' not quite sure what that means, but it's not what we deem as appropriate material for our bookshelves."

More than 200 people are on a waiting list to check out one of the 19 copies in circulation in Brevard County Libraries.

Officials said once all the books are returned, they will not return to their shelves.

 

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