The success of the book "Fifty Shades of Grey" and its film adaptation has gotten Pat Robertson whipped into a frenzy. The conservative Christian network chairman blasted the bondage-themed book and movie in an appearance on the Christian Broadcasting Network, and suggested there's a link between E.L. James' novels and sex trafficking.
Raw Story posted a video clip from the Monday episode of the show "The 700 Club," in which Robertson expresses shock that the book and movie are popular among women. "It made me think of that 'Fifty Shades of Grey,' apparently how many women have read the book and how many women are going to the movie. It's about all kinds of sadomasochism, it's about bondage, about whips, it's about boiling oil, it's about various types of restraints."
The televangelist continued, "It is an unbelievable story of sadomasochistic bondage of women. Women are objects. And to think that everybody is not taking it as -- 'Oh, well, that's just a, quote, romance story.' Please!"
Although the book and movie are indisputably popular, there's some good news for Robertson -- ticket sales for the film adaptation dropped steeply in its second week in theaters, though it's still No. 1 at the box office, and has made over $130 million in America.
The other books in the "Fifty Shades" series are also set for movie versions, though they might be without the actor who played Christian Grey in the first film. According to some rumors, Jamie Dornan wasn't happy with the movie and is possibly walking away from the planned adaptations of the sequels.