Erotic novel taken out of shops in Macaé
A judge has ruled that copies of Fifty Shades of Grey should be removed from bookshops in Macaé, Brazil, after children were spotted reading the erotic tome.
Raphael Queiroz Campos issued the order after deeming the book’s content ‘improper for those under the age of 18’.
His decision was based on a law that says ‘magazines and publications whose content is improper or inadequate for children and adolescents can only be sold with warnings regarding their content’.
The books were allowed back on shelves two days later after being sealed and put out of reach of young people.
Fifty Shades has topped bestseller lists around the world and is openly read in public places, including transport.
However, its content has been deemed controversial, with a women’s rights group burning copies of the book in the North East and public libraries in some US states refusing to order the book.