Fifty Shades of Grey No Longer Banned By Florida Libraries

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By popular demand, and after garnering much criticism, a Florida county is putting the racy romance trilogy Fifty Shades of Grey back on library shelves.

Before reversing its decision, the Brevard County Library System was perhaps the most prominent of the many bans of the book occurring nationwide.

The county pulled 19 copies of the best-sellers from its bookshelves earlier this month, calling the popular novels by EL James "semi-pornographic."

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50 Shades EW Cover

Monday, the county announced that Fifty Shades of Grey would be available immediately through the library in response to requests from residents.

Library Services Director Cathy Schweinsberg said that the library was against censorship and was reviewing its selection criteria after negative feedback.

Public libraries in several states have banned the book, saying it's too steamy or poorly written. It's definitely the latter, though you can't ban it for that.

Bottom line: Sometimes you gotta lighten up and give the people what they want ... mind-numbingly cheesy, Twilight fan fiction-inspired softcore erotica.

As soon as Universal won the movie rights to the best-selling "mommy porn" trilogy, fans have partaken in an intense, ongoing fantasy casting game.

Tell us who should play Christian and Anastasia in the surveys below:

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Matt Bomer and Alexis Bledel need to be Christian and Ana in the Fifty Shades of Grey Trilogy movie!

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Matt Bomer should play Christian Grey!! He would be PERFECTION!

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It shouldn't have been banned to begin with. This America and it's 2012. I never support any book being banned from libraries because it's unnecessary censorship. It contains overt sexuality. So what? Millions of other books allowed in libraries contain overt sexuality, among other things. Most libraries carry a lot of V.C. Andrews books, even in the teen section. Some of her books contain incest and rape.

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It should never have been banned to begin with. This is America and it's 2012. I never support libraries banning books, because it's a form of unnecessary censorship.

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We start banning mom porn like this watch out a,Erica big brother is running your life free America what a bunch
Of stupid BS!!!