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- Jun 9, 2009
Racism? Where in the book is this racism of which you speak?Stasisesque said:From what I've read, James and the Giant Peach wasn't banned because it was thought to be inspired by drugs, but because it promotes the usage of drugs (snuff/tobacco), along with sexual connotations (tenuous) and racism. Some claim the imagery is too scary for children (which could be said for all of the Roald Dahl books), but I haven't seen anything claim it was drug-inspired.Queen Michael said:Actually, I was scaret ****less by The Witches as a kid.Nosirrah said:Queen Michael said:Nah, the offensive part was the imaginative imagery. People thought it seemed drug-inspired.Little Woodsman said:I agree that attempting to ban the book in unconscionable, but the part that people probably find offensive isZhukov said:Is there anywhere that says why they get challenged? Some I can at least understand, even if it is stupid, but some are just bloody bonkers. Unless James and the Giant Peach had some kind of super subversive message that flew over my nine year old mind.
When the peach starts rolling, it crushes and presumably kills both of James' aunts. James & the insects then later make an amusing rhyme of the incident. Now those two women were horrendous bitches who should never have had a child left in their care, but having a joke about the deaths of family members is something that some people would probably find offensive.
What? How could that be drug related? I doubt kids of the age I read the book have any idea of what drugs are.
Also, the witches, really? I get the whole " wig & glove wearing women are witches" ( who are also octopuses and have massive noses) part, but aside from "incredibly shocking" violence such as a mouse getting its tail cut I don't see the problem.
Anc concerning James and the etc., I guess some people think that any imagery that required a little imagination on the part of the creator had to have been drug-inspired. If it seems stupid to think that way, that's because it is.
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