I am an old style artist - ban NOTHING. you see a nude dude in the gallery, leave it, you see genitals, leave it, you see cuss words, leave it, you see cursing or whatever of other races cultures or whatever, leave it.
Bottom line: leave everything alone. Book burning is the second signal of free speech going away (first being censorship).
A lot of dictators or communist countries have attempted this book banning ( including China), and people either secretly read it - and if they got caught,..uh oh.....or most just don't have access to it. It's a way to control people.
Reminds me of the catholic church - long ago. They didn't want their followers to be able to read. They didn't want them to understand the bible, so they could make their own rules and enforce them on the people. You want to go to heaven, don't you? Well..do this!
It's easier to control people when they are banned from reading and thinking a certain way. And I will never support this. Ever. Even if someone hates my guts and says the worst things about me..I don't care.
"Bad" or "wrong" can be subjective...so banning books because of that reason is ridiculous and pathetic. Besides, if it's bad or wrong, we can read and decide on our own. Maybe even from bad books, we can have interesting discussions and learn something from it.
Offensive language is protected under free speech. In fact, free speech protects especially the kind of language that is offensive. If we all agreed, free speech would not be necessary. It would be pointless.
You don't like offensive language? Don't read it. You don't like sexual content? Don't look at it. It's as simple as that. The world is a harsh place, and nobody thinks of the same things the same way you do. Anyone can take offense at anything - maybe my laughter is offensive to others (in some cultures and religions, you can't laugh)...does that mean I have to cater to your feelings? You're an adult, act like one.
Or else, if we keep going like this...we won't have anything left to say or do...and everyone will be walking on eggshells. That is not freedom. That's mental slavery.
Embrace everyone's right to say what they want, but you don't have to agree with it. Understand that whatever you say can be offensive, but at least now, you can say/write it without legal repercussions. And that's the beauty of it all.
"I do not agree with what you have to say, but I will fight to the death for your right to say it."