Grint Rep Plays Down Clockwork Orange Photo

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October 1, 2010 | 11:25am EST

A representative for Rupert Grint is adamant the actor is not encouraging children to read graphic novel A Clockwork Orange in a new poster campaign – he was merely celebrating his favorite book.
The Harry Potter star posed with a copy of Anthony Burgess’ controversial work – which features scenes of rape and murder – as part of the American Library Association’s READ campaign.

The scheme is aimed at encouraging children and teenagers to indulge in classic literature – but Grint insists he was not advising youngsters to read the 1962 novel.

A spokeswoman for the star tells WENN, “He was asked his favorite book – he isn’t suggesting other people read it – he is just supporting the initiative.”

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