Little Paul, album that opens the new pornographic collection of Glénat publications, PORN & # 39; POP, is the core of a lively controversy and subject of a petition that requires withdrawal from the market, was excluded from the shelves of Cultura and Gibert.
"It was finally time for comics to talk about the sexuality of today." Under the supervision of Céline Tran, former star of the X and known as Katsuni, the new PORN & # 39; POP collection wants to use the narrative possibilities of the 9th art. to talk about sex in all its diversity under the mask of entertainment ", this summer announced a press release from Glénat.
The publisher of Titeuf then launched "PORN & # 39; POP", his new pornographic collection, launched by Bastien Vivès with the title Little Paul. Accused of child pornography, the cartoon, which was released on September 19, was removed Monday from the Cultura and Gibert. A decision motivated by the controversial storm that the book called for?
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Anyway, two days after the release of the album, a petition circulated in which she withdrew from the market. To date, it has more than 2000 signatures.
"Presented by the author as a humorous book, but wanting to be exciting because it is based on his fantasies, Little Paul shows the adventures of a 10-year-old child with a huge penis that willy-nilly women around them will use. We therefore doubt the relevance of releasing such a book. We want this book to be removed from the market and the Glénat editions offer their apologies, or at least more attention to the content of what they publish, "says the anonymous DGREENE who launched the hostilities.
Scene is considered "borderline"
The petition proposes Article 227-23 of the Penal Code, which stipulates that pornographic images of minors in France are prohibited. It also emphasizes the particularly shocking dimension of a scene that is considered a "borderline" where the boy is subjected to a sexual act by his teacher.
"This is a book exclusively for adults and we refute strong and emphatic allegations of child pornography Little Paul subject, "retent Glénat editions immediately, through a statement.
"As obscene and provocative as it may be, this work of fiction is never meant to trivialize, favor or legitimize abuse of minors in any way.This is a caricature whose design, voluntarily grotesque and excessive in its proportions, leave no doubt about the completely unrealistic nature of the character, "adds the editor.
Jean-Luc Treutenaere, director of external relations at Cultura, pretended to be cautious: "We have seen this controversy around this book looming, we wanted to be careful until a court decision was pronounced, and we want to be cautious towards our customers who It is also our editorial freedom to push a book or not ", he confided to our colleague of the world. He noted, however, that he had not completely banished the book: "It remains in the shops of our stores, so that customers who ask for it can buy it."
As far as the concerned principal is concerned, Bastien Vivès, as always, takes his unbridled imagination when he talks about sexuality: "It is a comic strip that speaks candidly about the donkey, it is clear to adults and it is sealed. Then in reality, and when I talk about my fantasies, of course I speak in the same situation as Petit Paul … My thing is pretty big breasts for me, no kids … This book is like a big joke, to get people to to laugh, certainly not an excuse for pedophilia, "he explained to our colleagues in Paris. That he still assures himself of the promotion of his Little Paul has been widely counteracted by a furious argument or picrocholine, according to social networks. Once again …