Brazilian bondage browsers tied down by court order


By James Barnes

06 February 2013 at 11:09 BST


A Brazilian judge ordered bookshops in the country to remove copies of erotic trilogy Fifty Shades of Grey from their shelves after he observed children flicking through copies of the blockbuster.

Under wraps in Brazil

Under wraps in Brazil

Judge Raphael Queiroz Campos issued the order last month, however, the books are already back on shelves, albeit sealed and out of the reach of minors, reports the newspaper, USA Today.

Improper

According to a statement issued from the Rio de Janeiro State Judiciary Department, the judge based his decision on a law that states ‘magazines and publications whose content is improper or inadequate for children and adolescents can only be sold if sealed and with warnings regarding their content.’
The trilogy, by British author EL James, was the top seller in Brazil last year. Fifty Shades Freed was top of the charts, followed by Fifty Shades of Grey and Fifty Shades Darker.

 
   
 
 
 

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