The scene, which was cut from both movie adaptations, involved members of The Losers' Club having sex in the sewer to escape the tunnels. This isn't the first time Stephen King addressed the controversy.
I wasn’t really thinking of the sexual aspect of it. The book dealt with childhood and adulthood –1958 and Grown Ups. The grown ups don’t remember their childhood. None of us remember what we did as children–we think we do, but we don’t remember it as it really happened. Intuitively, the Losers knew they had to be together again. The sexual act connected childhood and adulthood. It’s another version of the glass tunnel that connects the children’s library and the adult library. Times have changed since I wrote that scene and there is now more sensitivity to those issues.
Good god, I just got up to that sewer orgy scene in It that everyone warned me about. Wtf man my brain needs a shower— Paper Cranes (@Whitecrane56) August 10, 2017
That sounds like my statement. To it I’d just add that it’s fascinating to me that there has been so much comment about that single sex scene and so little about the multiple child murders. That must mean something, but I’m not sure what.