Modesty Covers on Magazines
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|Mon, 07-29-2013 - 12:07pm|
One of Britain's largest magazine retailers has ordered magazines with overt sexual imagery to cover up their front covers with "modesty bags" or risk being withdrawn from sale.
So-called "lads' mags" - publications marketed primarily to men - such as Zoo, FHM, Nuts and Loaded have been a staple on supermarket shelves for years and have become synonymous with the sexual content and glamour model photos displayed on their front covers.
Supermarket chain the Co-operative gave an ultimatum to publishers on Monday, telling them to deliver the magazines in pre-sealed bags designed to obscure the front cover.
If they do not comply by September 9 then the Co-operative has threatened to cease selling the magazine at the 4,000-plus stores it currently operates.
Modesty please! Cover up those magazine covers... - http://www.nbcnews.com/business/modesty-please-cover-those-sexy-magazine-covers-6C10783170
I've seen something similar on Glamour and Cosmo magazines at my local market. What do you think about them? Necessary or not?