Man Shocked by Risque Anime Found at a King County, Washington Public Library
From KOMO News:
Travis De Nevers is shocked by his niece’s find of what he describes as “extremely graphic and explicit material” at the local library.
The book is anime, a Japanese cartoon-themed genre popular with young readers. De Nevers said his niece reads romantic anime non-stop, but one particular book she recently found shocked him.
Library system director Bill Ptacek [King County Library System Director] said the system manages more than four million items, and there is nothing deemed illegal.
“I guarantee you that there’s probably something in our collection that’s going to offend everybody,” he said. “We really are sorry for the family that this happened to and caused concern. On the other hand, it’s a great opportunity to remind parents in our library or any in across the country for parents to manage what their kids are accessing.”
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Note: A tip of the infoDOCKET cap to Bill Ptacek on what he told KOMO News. Well said!
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