Posted on January 27, 2022 at 2:36 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Art Spiegelman's acclaimed Holocaust memoir Maus has been removed from a school curriculum over profanity and nudity.

CNBC reports that Tennessee's McMinn County School Board voted on January 10 to remove it from an eighth-grade curriculum, but the news started circulating yesterday in advance of International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

At the meeting, board members discussed possibly censoring the objectionable content but expressed concern about copyright issues.

They didn't respond to requests for comment from CNBC, but Spiegelman had a few opinions about the removal of his Pulitzer Prize-winning memoir.

To CNBC, he said, “I also understand that Tennessee is obviously demented. There’s something going on very, very haywire there.”

He expressed similar disapproval on CNN, which posted video of his appearance.

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