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Girls Aloud horror porn – this case could be interesting

A civil servant is being prosecuted for writing horror porn about Girls Aloud.

The 35-year-old’s 12-page blog, headlined ‘Girls (Scream) Aloud’, allegedly describes the kidnap, mutilation, rape and murder of band members Cheryl Cole, Nadine Coyle, Sarah Harding, Nicola Roberts and Kimberley Walsh.

The case is significant because the man is being prosecuted under the Obscene Publications Act, which is normally used against publishers of images. This time, though, it’s the written word that’s being investigated under the old “deprave and corrupt” criteria. As the Independent reports:

A Scotland Yard spokeswoman said it was unusual to see a prosecution brought under which did not involve pornographic images in magazines or DVDs. She said: “The vast majority of prosecutions brought under the Obscene Publications Act have related to images; be they photographs, computer-generated images or videos. It is very unusual to be prosecuted for a case involving the written word.”

Somehow I doubt the story in question has any literary merit, but if the man is convicted it’s an important precedent. “Deprave and corrupt” is open to interpretation – I can think of a few passages from American Psycho (or come to think of it, the most recent Christopher Brookmyre novel) that could easily fit those criteria.

[I shudder to think what kind of traffic this post is going to get from Google…]

7 replies on “Girls Aloud horror porn – this case could be interesting”

[I shudder to think what kind of traffic this post is going to get from Google…]

All you need now is for someone to mention the words “Jade Goody Free Naked Pics” for you to be totally b0rked ;)

Just checked in the google for JGFNP and only 1 site came up, and they don\’t have any pics of herself.

A small thing, its just about okay to do anything in movies or written so long as the bad guy dies in the end, as didn\’t happen in Crash and Natural Born Killers.

But its silly and stupid to write horror shit about real ppl, even brookmyre (all 12 books 4 signed) uses pseudonyms for his targets, even if its wafer thin

Even if it is wafer-thin, it still makes the point that it’s fiction. Writing about the kidnap, mutilation, rape, and murder of real people smells far too strongly of encouragement.

That’s not to say I’m sure it should be illegal, but it should certainly cause sane people to steer well clear of the writer.

I think I’d rather see a civil case over this than a criminal prosecution. Surely Girls Aloud have grounds of some sort.

Just checked in the google for JGFNP and only 1 site came up, and they don\’t have any pics of herself.

That’s my site! And by far and away my most popular search term (or variations thereof). Much to my chagrin.

And Gary’s too soon, probably ;)

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