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Brazil’s Biggest Newspaper Prints Avengers Kiss After Censorship Attempts

Mayor of Rio de Janeiro Marcelo Crivella has faced ridicule after trying to ban sales of books with LGBT+ themes at the Rio International Book Biennial, citing an Avengers comic book featuring a kiss between two male superheroes, which he claims is “unsuitable for minors.”

Crivella’s attempt to “protect children” from the image has probably not achieved what he was hoping, however, as copies of the comic have dominated Brazilian media and social media for days.

The country’s largest newspaper, Folha de São Paulo, dedicated the cover of its Saturday edition to a reproduction of the image, under the headline: “Crivella tries to censor comic with gay kiss but is barred.”

Full Story from Pink News


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