Amazon under fire for distributing a book that glorifies pedophilia and sexual assault
When I first saw the video online of the person reading the book " Put Tony's Nuts In Your Mouth, I could immediately see the innuendo. And as the women continued to read the book to her Facebook audience, the book got more and more disturbing and was wondering if someone put the book in Walmart as a gag.
Published in 2016 and sold on Amazon, the book speaks of children on the school bus "putting Tony's nuts in their mouth, and another incident where a young child was putting Tony's nuts in their mouth, while their grandfather tells the child to come out of the closet.
I was shocked that a book that so blatantly glorifies pedophilia in the name of comedy could be allowed not only to be sold in stores online but sent out into the community, and left in places for children to read.
On March of 2020, LADbible journalist Jake Massey even stated that "Put Tony's Nuts In Your Mouth" was a book to look forward to.
But is it legal to publish a book of that type, let alone distribute it on a global platform?
In 1973, the Supreme Court confirmed that certain types of hardcore-pornography, labeled obscenity by the law, could be punishable by law, including child pornography, which is defined as any visual depiction of sexually explicit conduct involving a minor (persons less than 18 years old).
The Supreme Court adopted a community standard, composed of 3 parts, to determine if and when content should be punishable by law.
The 3 standards are as follows: Does the work....
appeals to the prurient interest;
depicts or describes, in a patently offensive way, sexual conduct specifically defined by the applicable state law; and
lacks serious literary, artistic, political or scientific value.
Despite the book not picturing real children, the author and distributor may still not be protected under 1st amendment rights, and may still face criminal charges.
Book Author Bimisi Tayanita can be seen reading the book online and has a Youtube 3.26 K subscribers.
While ascertaining the identity of creator Matt Williams, is presently under investigation.
I, therefore, urge Amazon to remove the book immediately from their platform, in the interest of protecting the international community from content that glorifies sexual assault and pedophilia.
We also request the state of Utah to immediately open up an official investigation into Tayanit in regard to her work on the aforementioned book.