Saturday, December 4, 2010

Jailed for Fiction?

You'd think a crime of fiction would be a bad novel, but no.  Canadian prosecutors threw make up effects artist Rémy Couture in jail and seized his computers and other personal property after seeing his website  The site was a fictional serial killer's diary, consisting of--what else?--gory pictures displaying Mr. Couture's talents.  Bottom line?  It was all fake.  It was presented as fiction.  No one was hurt, unless you count the pain and suffering involved in peeling off a latex appliance.  No harm no foul, and yet Couture is facing charges of "Corruption of Morals" and is court ordered to not administer his website.  What century is this, anyway?
A petition drive has sprung up to persuade authorities to drop the charges.  Enraged observers can sign the online petition here.  There is also a Facebook group dedicated to his cause.  All the gory details of Couture's story can be read at what is left of his website,  Hopefully he will beat this ridiculous rap and be able to return to corrupting the morals of his audience as soon as possible.  Interested onlookers should also look up what's left of his other site at