Florida County's Libraries Ban 50 Shades of Grey
Cite concern over 'pornographic' EL James books
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted May 8, 2012 3:29 PM CDT
Author EL James holds a copy of her book "50 Shades of Grey" at a book signing in Coral Gables, Fla., Sunday, April 29, 2012.   (AP Photo/Jeffrey M. Boan)

(Newser) – A Florida county's library system has banned the erotic-fiction 50 Shades of Grey trilogy in light of its "perceived pornographic nature," a spokesman tells NBC Miami. Brevard County's 17 libraries had ordered 19 copies of the three EL James books, and there was a waiting list of readers. After reviews emerged, however, the library system's director decided to get rid of them as soon as checked-out copies had been returned—even though "we know it's a national phenomenon," the rep noted. There has been one complaint about the removal, the spokesman said.

More From Newser
My Take on This Story
To report an error on this story,
notify our editors.
Florida County's Libraries Ban 50 Shades of Grey is...
56%
13%
1%
11%
4%
15%
You Might Like
Comments
Showing 3 of 75 comments
slammer
May 10, 2012 9:08 PM CDT
GOTS TO READ IT FER SURE NOW!
Derni
May 9, 2012 12:19 PM CDT
Is FL still part of the USA?? Isn't that a land mass with people that are still waiting to experience intelligent life?? I thought FL was God's experiment gone bad..I hear in FL if you have kids u need to be able to afford a private school....Orlando is the pron capital of the USA..so global warming..when it destroys FL will actually be doing all of us a favor..right?
Twiny
May 8, 2012 9:23 PM CDT
Better ban the Bible too, boys. There's some real filth in that book. But they won't. Fucking hypocrites!