8 Books You Won't Believe Got Banned



Winnie-the-Pooh by A. A. Milne

We're rounding out this list with a doozy: Winnie-the-Pooh, beloved icon, is constantly being banned for things like not wearing pants and being an affront to God. Take a second and let that sink in. In 2006, a group in Kansas argued that talking animals were unholy and petitioned to have Winnie-the-Pooh (along with Charlotte’s Web and The Three Little Pigs) removed from the shelves. Even as recently as 2014, the small town of Tuszyn, Poland decided Winnie the Pooh’s days of pantsless debauchery were over. Because Pooh is “half-naked,” they said, he is “wholly inappropriate for children.”

To be fair, pantsless talking animals really can be confusing for kids. I guess, to be safe, we should also ban every children’s book, movie, or TV show ever and have done with it.

Topics: Books
Tags: censorship, shakespeare, books we love, where's waldo, little red riding hood, fairytales, winnie the pooh, bridge to terabithia, twelfth night, banned books, banned books week, merriam-webster

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