The founder of the Parents Television Council, L. Brent Bozell, has gone outside the world of TV this week to warn parents of his belief that the Millennium Trilogy, by the late Swedish writer Stieg Larsson, is “definitely” leading young girls to get dragon tattoos.
While Bozell could not come up with any concrete evidence that this book is influencing young girls to get tattoos of dragons permanently placed on their bodies, he did continue to reference one example which he said was “really disturbing.”
“I met a young girl named Margaret last week. She had read the books, and one night while intoxicated, she decided it would be fun to get a tattoo of a dragon,” Bozell said.
“This is extremely disturbing. You do know that she will probably regret this tattoo 20 years from now, and will wish she had never done it. This book is causing young girls to make decisions about dragon tattoos that they should never make.”
School Boards across the country began banning the book, citing Bozell’s anecdote as a classic example of just how “impressionable” adolescent females are.
“We can’t take the risk that a young girl would destroy her future by getting a ridiculous tattoo, like that of a dragon, put on her body. We really are looking out for the good of the children when we ban books like this. The kind of female heroine that would have a tattoo on her body is not the kind we want our children exposed to,” Dallas, Texas School Board Superintendent Al Ghouls said.
“Only in a Godless world could a woman like that really exist.”