Townshend Slammed For Publishing Sex Story Online

THE WHO guitarist PETE TOWNSHEND has been criticised for publishing a story featuring a sex act between two teenagers on the internet. The 61-year-old has now removed the story, called The Comedian, from his website and apologised for any offence caused. In his online blog, Townshend described how a boy and girl, both aged 16, engage in a sex act. One not-so-graphic part read: "She had splendid breasts for such an elfin girl: loose, low and lush; she was a luxurious creature." But the rocker has been slammed for publishing such a story because he is on the Sex Offenders' Register in the UK. In 2003, Townshend was placed on the register after admitting to accessing a child pornography website. He vehemently denied being a paedophile, claiming he only went on the site to research an anti-child porn campaign. TINK PALMER, of British children's charity STOP IT NOW!, says "Bearing in mind the fact that he is on the Sex Offender's Register and received a caution, it is most ill-advised, especially considering the popularity of his music and the fact that lots of people look up to him." Townshend has replaced The Comedian with an apology: "I'm afraid I have to end this blog. I'm so sorry for those of you who were beginning to enjoy it, but it has upset certain people, and I sincerely do not wish to offend anyone."


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I was very disappointed to see that you picked up a tabloid article like this without checking the details first. Mr. Townshend has not written a lurid sex romp about teens as your story suggests. He was posting a story by installments that consisted of reminiscences by an older character, including his first sexual experience at sixteen. This was only a small mention in the story, which has been blown completely out of proportion by the media. As a writer myself, I'm appalled at this infringement on Mr. Townshend's artistic freedom. He is well known for honesty and the investigation of sexual, religious and other social themes in both his writing and his music. I am very sorry that the remainder of this fiction will not be available for public consumption. Please amend your article to indicate you better understand the issues involved. Thank you.
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