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    Singapore bans Archie comics

    July 17, 2014

    Singapore has banned a volume of the long-running Archie comic series because its depiction of same-sex marriage was deemed to breach local “social norms”, agency reports said quoting the city-state’s media watchdog organisation.

    Archie: The Married Life Book Three was banned in March after a complaint from a member of the public triggered a content review, the Media Development Authority (MDA) said in a statement.

    The volume, made up of six issues of the Life with Archie series, features the marriage of Kevin Keller, a friend of the iconic Archie Andrews character, and his African American boyfriend Clay Walker.

    The MDA said it assessed the book “upon receiving a complaint and found its content to be in breach of guidelines because of its depiction of the same-sex marriage of two characters in the comic”. (HC)

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