'Enough is enough'- Stop donating Fifty Shades of Grey requests Oxfam
Published 23/03/2016 | 14:22
A charity shop has asked well-intentioned donors to stop giving away copies of Fifty Shades of Grey after they accumulated enough copies to build a sizable fort.
The Oxfam shop in Swansea, South Wales revealed that fans of the Fifty Shades of Grey series are giving their books away as they fear others will judge them if they should spot them in their home.
One Oxfam shop has received so many donations of 50 Shades of Grey that they've managed to build a fort pic.twitter.com/lFtZ7Ow3aK— The QI Elves (@qikipedia) March 23, 2016
However, the shop has asked that charitable donors refrain from offloading their copies of the raqcy favourites, written by E.L. James.
“We appreciate all the donations, but fewer Fifty Shades and more Sixties and Seventies vinyl would be good,” said shop worker Phil Broadhurst speaking to The Mirror.
“There are a lot of people obsessed with Fifty Shades of Grey, we get people bringing in copies all the time but enough is enough.”
The shop admitted to receiving “literally hundreds” of novels in the wake of the books rise to popularity, which peaked in summer 2012 and was further enhanced by the release of the film in 2015.