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Malaysian ‘Bromance’ Comic Pulled From Singaporean Bookstores After Parents’ Complaints

Some pages of the comic book referenced male private parts in local slang.

Cover image via Mylilbookworm Facebook

Popular Bookstore in Singapore has reportedly pulled a Malaysian comic book from its shelves following complaints that its content may be inappropriate for young children

The book, titled 'My Bad Bromance', is the second in the 'Bro Don't Like That La Bro' series by Ernest Ng.

The books were said to have been removed from all Popular Bookstore outlets on Wednesday, 12 October.

The issue was first brought to light when a Singapore-based Facebook group Mylilbookworm posted several pages of the comic book on 12 October, which quickly spread across social media, especially in parenting groups

The pages highlighted in the post contain references to male private parts and several other elements that parents have deemed too crude and are inappropriate reading material for children

However, it should be noted that a spokesperson for Popular Bookstore clarified that the book is only for those aged 18 and above, and that it was categorised under the adults section in the Local Interest category

"In order to prevent those who do not meet the criterion from accessing the book, each copy comes with a warning label indicating its mature content. We understand the concerns of the public regarding the sale of the book in our stores," said the spokesperson.

"Popular takes any feedback from the public seriously and we sincerely apologise for any inconvenience caused," she said, adding that the bookstore will "comply with any future advisories on appropriate retail measures".