Karen Ocamb

Elton John, David Furnish and Baby Magazine Cover Censored

Filed By Karen Ocamb | January 27, 2011 10:30 AM | comments

Filed in: Entertainment, Fundie Watch
Tags: david furnish, Elton John, store, us weekly

Styleite.com reported that the managers of Harp's Supermarket in Mountain Home, US-Weekly-censored-.jpgArkansas put a "family shield" over the cover of US Weekly not "to protect kids from Snooki or Kim or any other standard tabloid trash. No, they're trying to 'protect' children from a photo of Elton John, his partner David Furnish and their adorable baby Zachary.

"This makes us angry. Really, really angry. This 'shield' comes from a place of ignorance, intolerance and hate. An image of two loving parents thrilled to finally have a child of their own? This is clearly not something that should be censored. Ever."

Bravo.

The cover is after the jump.

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Update: Harps has removed the shield and liberated the cover.

Cross-posted at LGBT-POV


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Well, it's still not quite sure that the problem has been solved. One employee says it has been removed, but the manager won't confirm that and it was his decision to put it there in the beginning.