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 favourite 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 favourite book - he isn't suggesting other people read it - he is just supporting the initiative."