Missed It: Controversy Over Vague Reasons Given Barefoot Gen Translator For Appearance Cancellation
This Anime News Networkprovides what seems to me a reasonably solid basic structure to a story about Barefoot Gen translator Alan Gleason having an appearance canceled for vague reasons that likely have something to do with recent controversy about the work. I'm not sure how Barefoot Gen could have been a more "balanced" work, unless perhaps they heard from the bomb. Seriously, though, it's always distressing to me when the reason for excluding something in a school setting comes down to some arbitrary sense of balance and fairness. I always thought students should have the tools to process anything just short of that which is presented with purposeful academic dishonesty. That includes young students.