An Arkansas grocery store decided that this week’s US Magazine featuring the smiling faces of Elton John, his husband David Furnish, and their extremely adorable, newly adopted son Zachary, was too offensive for the sensitive eyes of the young children that frequent their store. As a result they decided …
… that censorship was their only option.
Apparently adoption via loving, filthy rich parents is morally reprehensible but those smut magazines featuring large captions about which celebrities are cheating on each other–those are totally fine. Also, those glossy photos gracing most magazine covers that treat women as mere sex objects–way less harmful then a happy gay couple with their child. Totally ridiculous!
Harps, the store that pulled this crazy ass censorship, claims to have had numerous complaints from shoppers over the Elton John cover. The management at Harps went ahead and covered the happy new family with protective shields that are normally reserved for their porn mags. The shield read “ Family Shield: To protect our young shoppers.”
WTF? Way to perpetuate bigotry, asshats. Quite frankly I am shocked that they didn’t burn the magazine out in the parking lot and ask members of the Westboro Baptist Church to attend.
This morning when just about every major news outlet covered their bigotry, Harps removed the shield and made this public statement:
I am so not impressed. The silver lining? Harps plan of censorship was not tolerated, and that my friends, is terrific news!