they want Captain Underpants banned because of the violence it contains
reasons for challenges included anti-family messages, cultural insensitivity, drug and alcohol use, gambling and offensive language.Most recently, the book was pulled from middle school classrooms in Waterloo, Iowa, this March.
challengers take issue with the novel’s homosexuality, offensive language, religious viewpoint and sexually explicit content.
its drug- and alcohol-related and sexually explicit content and homosexuality has kept it as a repeated feature on the most challenged list.
continues to appear on the most frequently challenged books list for its scenes of violence, sexuality and offensive language.
despite its widespread popularity, Suzanne Collins’ series have been called anti-ethnic, anti-family, insensitive, violent and satanic by those who challenge its presence on library shelves.
intended for younger audiences, the majority of its audience is more adult than young adult, there are still challenges to the series’ placement on library shelves due to its nudity, offensive language and religious viewpoint.
raises questions about appropriate content for young adult audiences. And some deemed it inappropriate enough to land on the most frequently challenged book list for three years.
landed on the top-10 most frequently challenged list in back-to-back years in 2010 and 2011 for its insensitivity, nudity, racism, religious viewpoint and sexually explicit content.
offensive language and racism were cited as reasons in 2009 and 2011 to take the book off of library and school shelves.
Banned Books Week Sept. 27- Oct. 3, 2015