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Roald Dahl's 'Revolting Rhymes' pulled from Australian store

Published on Aug 29, 2014 11:51 AM
 
An Australian supermarket which withdrew Roald Dahl's "Revolting Rhymes" because of the word "slut" faced a revolt on Friday with some shoppers calling for it to be put back on the shelves. -- PHOTO: TWITTER

SYDNEY (AFP) - An Australian supermarket which withdrew Roald Dahl's "Revolting Rhymes" because of the word "slut" faced a revolt on Friday with some shoppers calling for it to be put back on the shelves.

German chain Aldi said it pulled Dahl's 1982 reinvention of classic fairytales after "comments by a limited number of concerned customers regarding the language used in this particular book".

"Aldi Australia would like to inform all of our customers that we take the concerns of the community seriously," it said in a statement.

The book features the word "slut" in Dahl's comic verse rewriting of Cinderella, one of six stories in "Revolting Rhymes" subjected to the same kind of treatment from the much loved writer.

 
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