Fury as a transgender cartoonist who claims to have a fetish for diaper art will speak to children at the library about his book ‘The Best of Assigned Male’
- Canadian artist Sophie Labelle will speak at Sheffield Central Library on Monday
- The reservation has sparked controversy over the speaker’s furry diaper fetish.
A transgender cartoonist who makes fetish art of furry creatures in diapers has sparked controversy after a library hired him to give a talk to children.
Canadian artist Sophie Labelle will speak at the Sheffield Central Library on Monday.
The comic creator is going to talk about the book The Best of Assigned Male, art and activism, as well as trans experiences.
But there have been concerns about the speaker’s suitability for children as young as 13, who are allowed to attend.
The February 27 event is billed as “suitable for adults, teens, and families.”
Sophie has previously spoken about her penchant for “diaper skin art,” but has insisted that “I have a problem that I responsibly indulge in and I refuse to be ashamed of.”
Canadian artist Sophie Labelle will speak at the Sheffield Central Library on Monday next week
The Sheffield Central Library is the venue for the talk which will take place on Monday of next week.
Conservative MP Miriam Cates has written to Sheffield Council, which runs the library, urging it to reconsider the event.
She said: ‘Even the most cursory background checks on Sophie Labelle threw up serious red flags for protection.
‘In no way can the work or ‘activism’ of this author be considered suitable for children.
“Child protection experts, and all of society, widely agree that it is wrong and profoundly harmful to expose children to sexualized material.
Miriam Cates has written to Sheffield Council, which runs the library, urging them to reconsider
“I strongly urge you to urgently investigate this matter and act to protect children and prevent Sheffield from losing its reputation.”
Sofia told the Telegraph: ‘My work aims to empower trans youth and illustrate trans joy.
‘I’ve done hundreds of public talks and events, in youth groups, libraries, schools, without incident.’
Council Member Richard Williams said: ‘Sheffield is a diverse and inclusive city.
“The event is geared towards teens and up, but we know some families attend Sophie’s talks and we didn’t want to exclude them.”