‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Is Back—in Florida

Fifty Shades of Grey and its sequels were banned from book shelves in one Florida county’s libraries, but as of right now they’re back. The Brevard County, Florida Library System had pulled its nineteen copies of the first book earlier in May.

According to a report from the Huffington Post, county officials read the trilogy in e-book format and determined the material inappropriate.

One of the county spokespersons called the reading “semi-pornographic.” Despite that remark, however, the books are back due to popular demand. It seems enough residents have requested the books to prompt the county officials to take action. After all, they don’t want to be considered prudes who condone censorship—do they?

Library Services Director Cathy Schweinsberg is adamant that Brevard County libraries don’t believe in censorship, and are presently reviewing the criteria used for book selection.

Now Brevard County, Florida residents can become acclimated to the world of domination and learn about flogs and handcuffs, sexual restraints and vaginal exercise balls. They will also become privy to the burgeoning love story that far more defines the lives of Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele.

Have you read Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James? How do you feel about it having been pulled from Brevard County, Florida shelves? Are you pleased to learn that it’s back? Do you think other library systems within the U.S. will follow suit?

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