Does Fifty Shades of Grey Corrupt Youths’ Mind?

Last update: 21/01/2015

By Nurul Nazifa Omar

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 21 (Bernama) -- Parents around the world are said to be worried that they might find their adolescents reading 'Fifty Shades of Grey' in their rooms.

The trilogy, written by E L James, tells about the deepening relationship between a college graduate, Anastasia Steele, and a business tycoon, Christian Grey.

Anastasia, begins a relationship with the 27-year-old successful and powerful Grey after interviewing him on behalf of her best friend, Kate Kavanagh, for their student’s newspaper.

Christian wants Anastasia to sign a non-disclosure agreement and a contract that keeps their relationship as one of ‘dominance and submission’ after sleeping with her.

The novel is well known for its explicit scenes and the majority of backlashes claim that book content is not suitable for teenagers, as it would pollute their minds with the ultra-explicit scenes that can be found in most of the pages.

However, some of the readers defend the novel as just a fiction and it is for the sake of entertainment.

More than 100 million copies were sold worldwide and been translated into 51 languages including Hindi, Thai, Iceland, Korean and much more whereas the book is banned by libraries in several states because of its pornography and steamy content.

E L James is a pseudonym of Erika Leonard who originally used Snowqueen’s Icedragon as her pen name. Her bestseller beats Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and the Twilight series.

Fifty Shades of Grey the movie will be released on Feb 11 this year.