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Alleged Underage Porn Sales Ban Suicide Girls From Comic-Con

| 25 Jun 2010 20:03
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The Comic-Con board of directors either has an issue with alternative beauty, or doesn't like underage kids being sold porn.

The alternative beauty and culture group of models known as the Suicide Girls may have gotten themselves banned from San Diego Comic-Con 2010 which is set to take place at the end of July. The San Diego Comic-Con is a massive event and one of the biggest to celebrate geek culture attracting over 100,000 attendees per year for the past half a decade.

Suicide Girls founder Selena "Missy" Mooney told L.A. Weekly that the group are banned from "having a significant presence" at all of the conventions put together by Comic-Con International this year. The reasoning is mysterious, but seems to tie in to possible sales of some of the Girls' adults-only DVDs to minors.

Nudity is part of the Suicide Girls game, but Mooney insists that she instructs "all girls who are present at conventions to check IDs for anyone who looks under 30." Regardless, a member of Comic-Con International's Board of Directors reportedly was able to purchase a DVD at a recent WonderCon without having his ID checked, and says he saw the same thing happen with someone that was under 18.

With the convention already sold out and 125,000 expected to attend, a ban is a pretty huge thing for anyone that plans to exhibit at Comic-Con. The Suicide Girls are well known and have been at the event for the past four years.

Comic-Con International's Director of Marketing and Public Relations David Glanzer told L.A. Weekly that "No one is banned," but then said: "We got a report that they were handing out material that was not all ages appropriate. It's happened before where companies have not complied with our standards ... Does that mean that they're banned for life? No, we don't do that. Next year could be a different thing." So, they're not banned, but they are banned until next year.

To the fans of alternative girl nudity out there, you might not be getting your fill at the San Diego Comic-Con this year, just to warn you. I would think that Comic-Con International should have proof before handing out bans, and hopefully there isn't any discrimination by an uptight board member going on here.

Source: L.A. Weekly via Bleeding Cool

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