Cleveland DJs Chad Zumock and Alan Cox hosted a book burning for “Fifty Shades of Grey” at a local restaurant after several people called in and complained about the saucy novel.
“It was more or less men who felt like (the book) was offensive to women, but not in a way that women would think it was offensive,” one witness told The New York Daily News.
“We kinda figured it would just be dudes,” Cox said. “But then all kinds of people showed up, a woman even showed up with her teenage son.”
People brought their own copies of the book, which has been dubbed “mummy porn,” to incinerate. One woman even instructed Cox to burn her Nook.
“This isn’t censorship, it’s completely voluntary,” Cox said. “We weren’t criticizing it from any literary standpoint because that’s not why anyone’s reading it.”
The store’s manager, Kelly McCall, said 20 to 25 copies of the book were burned.
“It wasn’t like in the movies,” McCall said. “I thought it was a little strange, but I mean we’re all about getting customers in here and it did draw a crowd.”