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Captain Underpants Needs More Censorship than an Erotic Adult Novel Because that Makes Total Sense

"pee-pee??" Oh, the horror!

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Captain Underpants, a graphic novel intended for children, holds the #1 spot for the most challenged book for two years in a row– beating E.L. James Fifty Shades of Grey, which ranked #4. Yup, a comic about an imagined superhero who prefers to not wear any pants is a lot more raunchy than awful descriptions of porn.

Despite Fifty Shades’ explicit content geared towards mature readers, Captain Underpants still managed to beat the novel on the ALA’s Most Challenged Book List of 2013 for its explicit use of words like…”wedgie” and “pee-pee.” How dare we expose our children to such horrific terms? We’d much rather kill the brain cells of our adult population with “inner goddess” invocations and incorrect/excessive use of the word “mewl,” because whimpering like a baby is just the sexiest thing ever.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison and The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie came in second and third place due to sexually explicit content, drug use and offensive language. In fifth place was John Green’s Looking for Alaska, and following that was The Hunger Games for its questionable “religious viewpoint.”After four years, The Perks of Being a Wallflower also made it back on the list, too.

The moral of the story: keep your kids away from Captain Underpants because obviously it’s teaching  them bad words to use when they later become the future pantsless delinquents of society.

(via Jezebel, image via sharyn morrow)

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