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Comic depicting gay sex removed from Supanova
Apr17

Comic depicting gay sex removed from Supanova

LAST UPDATED // Thursday, 17 April 2014 10:22 Written by // Cec Busby

Melbourne artist Scarlette Baccini’s comic Jesus Reloadeth’d was removed from display at Supanova pop culture convention on the weekend after complaints from the public.

Baccini’s comic depicted a scene where a robed Christ looked on as a gay couple had sex.  Supanova removed the comic from sale during the final hours of the Melbourne event.

Baccini rtook to social media to complain about the removal of her comic, suggesting it was fuelled by a homophobic agenda.

“At an event packed with extreme gore, horrific violence, and all manner of sexually explicit material, my little book about love and hypocrisy was removed because it depicts two adult men having boring consensual sex,” Baccini said.

Baccini questioned Supanova’s motivations for removing her comic when she said far worse acts of violence and depictions of sexual violence were allowed to remain on display

“Is there something about same-sex intercourse that is worse than other depictions of sex and even rape?”

Baccini told the Herald at no time did she allow children to look at the book and she warned adults of its graphic nature.

A Supanova spokeswoman Felicity Blake said: "The objection was to the adult nature of the content only, in accordance with exhibitor guidelines,’’

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Cec Busby

Cec Busby

Cec Busby is the news editor of SX and GayNewsNetwork.com.au.

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