Anyone who’s walked through a grocery store checkout line has seen the filthy headlines that cover the well-known Cosmopolitan magazine. They sit right there at eye-level for all to see – including little boys and girls. The fact that such questionable content is broadcast in plain sight has been the frustration of parents and pure-minded individuals across the country for years, but a conservative activist group is doing something to finally change it.
The Blaze reports:
Two chains of supermarkets and drug stores have both announced that they’ll be covering up copies of Cosmopolitan magazine with blinders — a move that comes after a campaign was launched earlier this year to protect minors from the magazine’s sexual content.
But the biggest surprise in the controversy over Cosmopolitan is that one of the key voices railing against the magazine is Victoria Hearst, granddaughter of famed newspaper tycoon William Randolph Hearst, whose Hearst Corp. publishes the magazine, Newsmax reported.
Hearst and the National Center on Sexual Exploitation — formerly known as Morality in Media — teamed up earlier this year to launch “Cosmo Harms Minors,” an effort to urge retailers to cover up the edgy magazine, while advocating measures to ensure that young people under the age of 18 can’t purchase it.
According to “Cosmo Harms Minors” website, Cosmopolitan “glamorizes things like public, anal, group, or violent sex in nearly all of their issues,” with the National Center on Sexual Exploitation summarizing some of the graphic photos and articles found inside the magazine.
Now, after months of advocacy, both parties are claiming victory.
“A major blow to the magazines profits are coming soon as retail chains Rite Aid and Delhaize America, owner of Hannaford Stores and Food Lion, have recently told the National Center on Sexual Exploitation that they are changing their current policies and will now place Cosmopolitan magazines behind blinders in their stores due to the magazine’s inappropriate content and covers,” a statement read.
This news gives family-focused conservatives around America a real reason to celebrate. Hopefully other stores will follow the example set by Rite Aid and Food Lion and stand up for what’s right as well.
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