Mom Claims Her Son Is In ‘Extensive Therapy’ After Viewing Manga in the Library

Manga MomBrian Hughes writes in the Northwest Florida Daily News:

A Japanese serial graphic novel genre popular with young teens has raised the ire of a Crestview mother whose teenage son got hold of an adult version of the genre from the Crestview Public Library. “Manga” depicts highly stylized adventure and, occasionally, violence in fantasy settings.

Margaret Barbaree, founder of a citizens’ group called Protect Our Children, presented examples from a manga book to the Crestview City Council last week that she described as “graphic” and “shocking,” taken from material she said is “available to children” at the Crestview Public Library.

“My son lost his mind when he found this,” Barbaree said of the manga book from which her examples were taken. She said her son had removed the book unsupervised from the library’s general stacks last summer and put it in his backpack. She has kept it ever since.

“Now he’s in a home for extensive therapy,” she said.

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  • best person ever

    Fuck her worthless and stupid son not able to handle lines in a book. His life is worth less than the fucking comic he stole.

  • Tuna Ghost

    “Several months ago, Barbaree had circulated a petition bearing 226 signatures of citizens protesting the availability of manga, which she mistakenly referred to as 'anime,' or Japanese animation.

    However, the library said some patrons complained they were misled when they signed the petition.

    'They told us she (Barbaree) approached them at the Christmas parade and asked them to sign a petition protesting pornography in the library,' said Resource Librarian Sandra Dreaden.”

    Granted it's been a while since I've been in a public library, but do they normally stock pornography? Did the parents not even ask “what sort of pornography” and just take it for granted that the library has stacks of hustler lying around?

  • http://www.thecarnivalnoir.com Haystack

    “My son's psychological problems stem entirely from a book he took him from the library. There is nothing more to this story. I am an excellent mother.”

    • Barlow1983

      I'm guessing it was a copy of the Holy Bible!?

    • Cerebralcaustic

      >”My son's psychological problems stem entirely from a book he took him from the library. There is nothing more to this story. I am an excellent mother.”

      Read between the lines:

      “I'm a horrible mother and my boy is fucked up because of it. But I'm in denial and projecting my guilt on to a comic book.”

  • DeepCough

    I know of only one manga series that could put a child “in a home,” and that's “Ichi the Killer.”

    • A bad joke

      I saw the movie of that. Wish I hadn't. I'm going to sue!!!1!

  • iphlogiston

    Whut? Sounds like another whore cashing in on the SHAM market.

    Also, stylized violence? Where has she been raising this boy, in a hermetically sealed bomb shelter? All you've got to do is watch TV commercials or log onto a website to get violence, sex, nudity and all the other tasty things that make life interesting and fun. Come ON.

    The sad part is, if she sues I bet you dime-to-dollar that she'll win a hefty settlement. Which is all this is. Frankly, I'm surprised nobody has tried to play the “racism” card yet. Because, you all know, manga is ONLY drawn by those Commie Ch**ks trying to brainwash Pure-White Americans into buying cheap Wal-Mart crap and subscribing to Socialism (/sarcasm)

  • Af3cKt

    What the FUCK!? What a dumb fucking stuck up rich cunt! That's such a crock of shit having a mother like that would drive you to need fuckin therapy not some (unrealistic) made up story and (unrealistic) cartoon drawings. When I was eight or nine years old I was reading the most fucked up comics I could possibly find I had adults buy them for me at the comic shop and I loved that shit! It was great! And though I'm a fucking weirdo I turned out just fine. What a little bitch kid and stupid whore of a mother. That's just fucked. I wonder 1. What manga was it? and 2. What the fuck did this kid do for his dumb ass mom to stick him in a therapy “home.” What the fuck did he set the house ablaze and rape the family pets over reading a manga or what? I mean fuck. -Rant over… Af3cKt out!

    • Tom

      It was Naruto… lol.

      • EcstasyOfApostasy

        actually i heard it was One Piece

  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    Ouch…protesting the existence and availability of manga/anime because your culturally starved kid scoured the adult section and committed theft? That's hillbilly mamagrizzly logic right there. I've seen endless hick tramps defend their tiny arsonist/burglar/sociopath by blaming everyone and everything in sight…other than their parenting or their kid.

    Epic fail is rarely so unfunny.

  • Hadrian999

    one manga knocked him off the rails,
    that boy needs to be toughened up a bit

  • Earl Hickey

    Any one ever seen the blond woman from my name is earl. i rest my case

  • Ran

    Wonder if he's seen 2 Girls, 1 Cup yet? That should cure the little bastard…

  • Kekko Kamen

    “She has kept it ever since.”

    Isn't that stealing?
    I bet she lustfully ogles her treasure on a daily basis.

  • JackFrost

    The manga in question were Gantz and Psychic Academy. Gantz is pretty graphic, but it's still just a comic book.

    My problem with this whole situation is that the mother allowed her son to steal a book and didn't force him to return it, and then decided to keep it when she deemed the material unsuitable for general audiences. Someone needs to both learn how to properly raise a child and respect other people's First Amendment rights.

  • Wineandsong_2000

    Wow, why does this sort of stuff always happen in the South? Mothers like that are the reason there are sexually disfunctional serial killers and punk ass pervert police out here. Listen kid, if this story is about you – here's a piece of unsolicited advice: Boy, you won't turn out right, mark my words – you better run away from her boy, RUN LIKE HELL !!!!

  • baph777

    I would say he needed help long before he decided to still this particular manga.

  • baph777

    I meant steal of course.

  • Hadrian999

    now that I think about it I can see a manga of naked lunch having this effect

  • Namelesswon

    WE NEED TO BAN SATANIC ANIME, RAP GANGSTER EMO MUSIC, SEXY LESBIAN POP MUSIC, MARIO CART CRAFT, SATANIC UNCHRISTIAN SPORTS, CHOKABLE TOYS WITH HAPPY MEALS. OUR KIDS ARE DIEING BECAUSE OF THE PORNOGRAPHIC DEATH CULT ILLUMIANITI CONSPIRACY. WE NEED TO PROTECT THEM FROM UNSUITABLE CLOTHING AND “BIRTH CONTROL” WHICH PROMOTES SEX. WE NEED TO START STOPPING THINGS AND KILLING THE RIGHT PEOPLE.

  • jewishjoe

    He saw Mai The Psychic Girl fncking a leprechaun and was forever changed.

  • Anonymous

    I wonder how many people have been driven to insanity reading the Bible, Torah, Koran, Lord of the Rings, Cronicles of Narnia, Dune…. ? I think anybody that goes crazy reading something wasn’t looking for a roadmap, they aleady knew the way to crazy! Sheesh!!! (Maybe there’s a new definition of “Crazy” that I’m not aware of, I thought I tried them all…)
    Bam

  • bamboozledagain

    I wonder how many people have been driven to insanity reading the Bible, Torah, Koran, Lord of the Rings, Cronicles of Narnia, Dune…. ? I think anybody that goes crazy reading something wasn't looking for a roadmap, they aleady knew the way to crazy! Sheesh!!! (Maybe there's a new definition of “Crazy” that I'm not aware of, I thought I tried them all…)
    Bam

  • steve m

    wow and i thought growing up on shows like ren and stimpy and rocko i was surely going to be a deranged fruit cup.it was a time when people where slaughtered and tits were a’flyin all in a PG rated film…a kid sees a black and white manga with some violence and he has a mental brain surge. its either kids are so damn fragile and cradled or they are too damn stimulated and they see someone fart on TV and decide to tear limbs off of dogs

  • steve m

    wow and i thought growing up on shows like ren and stimpy and rocko i was surely going to be a deranged fruit cup.it was a time when people where slaughtered and tits were a’flyin all in a PG rated film…a kid sees a black and white manga with some violence and he has a mental brain surge. its either kids are so damn fragile and cradled or they are too damn stimulated and they see someone fart on TV and decide to tear limbs off of dogs

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