The result of this idiocy? Fascist corporate entities quiver in fear:The granddaughter of the late US newspaper tycoon William Randolph Hearst has launched a campaign against women's magazine Cosmopolitan, claiming the publication's adult content can be harmful to children.
According to Victoria Hearst, Cosmopolitan magazine should be labelled and sold like pornography due to its high sexual content that can impact children who have easy access to the magazine across the world.
"We're going to do this until Jesus comes, praise the Lord," said Hearst kicking off the Cosmo Harms Minors campaign at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday 22 April, reported AFP News.
Referring to her cousin and the magazine's chairman William Randolph Hearst III, Victoria said, "we're not trying to censor Cosmo", but request the Hearst corporation to "man up" and take caution in marketing its racy content.
Her campaign aims to limit the sale of the magazine to adults.
"We are asking that Cosmo be sold to adults only and have the cover wrapped like all other porn magazines in retail shops."
The Cosmopolitan magazine was first published in 1886 and joined the Hearst media group in 1906.
Rosebud!Is Cosmopolitan so racy it needs to be covered up?
Rite Aid and Food Lion think so.
The two retailers will soon place issues of Cosmopolitan magazine behind “blinders” to shield minors from the magazine’s sexual content, they confirmed separately on Friday.
Kristin Kellum, a Rite Aid spokeswoman, said the retailer would “continue to carry” Cosmopolitan but was “working to place future issues of this publication behind pocket shields.” Rite Aid operates about 4,600 drugstores across the country.
Food Lion, which runs 1,100 grocery stores in the Southeast and mid-Atlantic, will require Cosmopolitan’s publisher, Hearst, to provide a holder that would shield the cover, according to Christy Phillips-Brown, a company spokeswoman. The plastic blinders are U-shaped and hide the headlines that appear around the outside of the cover, but do not hide the cover model or the Cosmopolitan banner that runs across the top of the magazine.