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Boo! Elton & David Magazine Cover Gets Censored!

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elton and david magazine cover gets censored

Absolutely disgraceful!

Arkansas Grocery store chain Harps has censored Elton John's US Weekly magazine cover featuring the singer with husband David Furnish and baby Zachary.

We would NEVER shop at an establishment that would make such an ignorant and offensive move like this.

So disappointing!

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280 comments to “Boo! Elton & David Magazine Cover Gets Censored!”

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  1. 201

    Re: momma-of-two

    That is fine for you, and just like everyone on here, I have a right to express myself and not push my opinions onto everyone. I do not choose to accept to teach my kids that it is right because it is UNNATURAL. The word of God is the only word I believe in. That does not mean that I feel anger, or hatred, or I will treat someone who is gay different. It means that I believe we expose ourselves to too much. Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. – 1 John 2:15
    This consist of seeing sex everywhere now even in PG movies and television. This includes anything and everythign that is not part of living with Jesus. Are we all going to still going to sin, yes. Are we all still learning, yes. Accepting Jesus is everyones' right and want and whether you choose to do it or not is on you.

  2. 202

    Re: OneLove5 – For your sake, and that of everyone around you for that matter, I hope you are not serious. Having a certain religious view is all well and good, but to honestly sit there and make it seem as if everyone has to give a shit what the bible and your religion say is wrong or right is unrealistic and ignorant. And on a separate note, I'm sick of people on here saying that Perez is forcing a "gay agenda." Seriously, having a belief about the way people should be treated is not an agenda, and he is not forcing it on anyone, as no one is forced to come on this site in the first place.

  3. 203

    DISGUSTING! They'll cover this but not cosmo covers with girls in skimpy shirts and dresses. This is appalling

  4. 204

    Re: emeraldartemis – for one thing please point out were i said their disgusting please tell me where i said im against gays really you don't know what the hell your writing about also how my kids are raised is my business for you to step in and tell me how to raise them is none of your buisness how i raise them!!!dont put words in my mouth when they were never mention idiot!!

  5. 205

    Re: tb1023

    Oh on the contrary. Nobody has to care about what I say, or about religion or about Jesus. Everyone has their own choice. Mine is not to accept things that go against the word of God.

    Hebrews 13:4 ESV / 3 helpful votes
    Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous.

    John 14:6 ESV / 2 helpful votes
    Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

  6. 206

    ppl in arizona must suck as parents if they have to do this! i mean, two men holding a baby, if u dont want ur kids to find out about gay ppl just say "theyre brothers." theyre not kissing or anything on the cover.
    and either way, its blatantly disrespectful theyre a beautiful family with a gorgeous baby boy, its a celebration of love! and they allow covers of bikini clad women all over their counters? disgusting.

  7. 207

    Re: emeraldartemisRe: emeraldartemis – all im going to say how im raising my children is to except everyone diffrent just because they dont know what gays are yet dont mean they wont accept them later as long as they have it in there head that they should not judge or disrespect anyone different from them they will be accepting… like i said this is how i choose to raise my children and i have full confidence

  8. 208

    Re: OneLove5 – Well then why try and convince homosexual people that they are wrong because of your own personal belief, or that any person who accepts homosexuality is wrong? I respect the fact that you and many others have your own opinion, but at the end of the day, these beliefs are just that. There is not any sort of evidence that supports that homosexuality is negative or that it is a choice, therefore, gay people should not be facing any sort of discrimination or judgement. Religion is all opinion, whether or not people want to see it that way, so that is no basis for treating gay people like it's so much to ask that they get to do what makes them happy, which is what everybody else gets to do. It just does not make any sense.

  9. 209

    Re: honeylove021 – shut your hole

  10. 210

    and yet they leave porn magazines right out in the open? America is sick and male-female sex obssessed. stupid predjudiced motherfuckers.

  11. 211

    Re: OneLove5 – good for you, I'm just not that gullible or stupid.

  12. 212

    Wow.. holy backwards America.. there is nothing wrong with that Cover.. i can't believe it's covered.. the fuck is wrong with people.. i doubt a "kid" is even going to find that or any of those magazines interesting.. assholes..

  13. 213

    wow! i must admit it does look like a random customer just moved the 'family shield' … but based on the reactions through the comments- its made me realise how far ahead the UK is than America. That picture has been everywhere in the UK; on the covers of magazines and plastered over the newspapers and noone here gives a flying duck about censoring it. then again we also have the original skins which didnt get nearly as much controversy and the amercian one is….

  14. 214

    Re: tb1023
    Homosexuality is against the word of God. Period. So is adultery. So is stealing. I mean that does not mean people cant do it. They can. If they WANT to choose to have Jesus in their life and want to live through the word of God, then they do not. I am not married, and I have a live in boyfriend. We have sex. That too is wrong. We are working on correcting our situation and in the meantime pray for our forgiveness and try to do the right things. One can only judge a person through the word of God and not by any other means. God is love also not hatred or hurtful. I still have love for people as I hope people would still have love for me. Do onto others as you would have them do onto you. I have to correct my situation as well because I too am making a wrong example for my children. One is no better or worse than another.

  15. 215

    OMG - That's ridiculous… but for some reason it's okay to have half naked women on every other perfume ad? Oh, and guns are okay too?

  16. 216

    Re: rldh88 – You could be the best mom in the world, it is just hard to swallow. I am truly terrified children will get the message of hate an intollerance and it is as hurtful to them as it is to putting those kind of citizens on society. With all do respect, it simply hits a nerve that you would want to shield your daughters from to men smiling w/ a child(reguardless that you shelter them from other things) ……"what's that mom?" your answer "A family" and let it go. For years now in some states unadoptable children stay in homes because of attitudes like yours there are gay couples willing to adopt but people don't believe in that family unit and raise children who don't either and perpetuate hate and fear…

  17. 217

    Re: cocoabeans – CLEARLY You know nothing about the rest of the country. If you think something like that would only happen in Arkansas, why don't you take a trip to the rest of the south or any state that is predominately republican. News flash to everyone that bitches about "equality" to gain equality EVERYONE has to have equality that means not forcing your opinions and your way of life upon everyone else. That goes from straight people and gay people. Gays only car about something being offensive when it offends them.

  18. 218

    Re: mendo0320 – Have you ever tried to explain how two men can have a baby together to a four year old. Do that and then come back and comment.

  19. 219

    You know Perez, I've been reading your website for years and honestly I'm disappointed in you. I am from Arkansas, born and raised and I have ABSOLUTELY nothing against gays. I love gays. You never stop to think of the other side of an argument. You jump to conclusions and you are absolutely closed minded to hear anyone else's opinion and argument. That is disappointing coming from someone who gets so bent out of shape when he is attacked.

  20. 220

    Re: Zachs_Girl – How about this:

    "There are many different types of families. A lot of times there is a mommy and a daddy and sometimes they have kids like you. There are also families that have one mommy or one daddy, and some even have two mommies or two daddies. They all love their children just like I love you."

    As far as explaining how babies are made, perhaps that's a little advanced for a four year old.

  21. 221

    Re: fdfdff – The shield was put up because of customer complaints. Not everyone wants to look at stuff like that.

  22. 222

    Re: Markie – I think the founding fathers would be against gay marriage. And gays have the same right as hetrosexuals. Both a gay man and I could marry a woman, neither of us can marry another man.

  23. a3334 says – reply to this


    Re: Zachs_Girl – "Gays only care about something being offensive when it offends them."
    you are wrong. stop assuming you know me just because i'm attracted to the same gender.

  24. a3334 says – reply to this


    Re: Mad Dog – (same person, different username) again i'll say, just because people don't like it does not mean they're being forced to accept it or it's being shoved down their throats.

  25. 225

    Re: UhYeah – You know how perez is and yoou dont like him dont visit his site. Besides if he didnt say anything on the matter the gay community would be down his throat.

  26. 226

    Re: Mad Dog – AHHH but there is the caveat and my point! That is why they put it in the courts hands. THANK YOU for proving my point they asked that justice be blind and that if majority ruled but it was unjust or agaisnt equality the courts would have no choice but to strike it down. So our founding fathers owned slaves and we used their law of not listening to the majority but doing what was equal to free slaves and intergrate schools…. it takes the "right or wrong " out of it. It blinds justice and upholds equality and that….Mad Dog is exactly what the founding fathers were for.

  27. 227

    Congrats to these people for standing up to the GG ( Gay Gustapo). Kids dont need to deal with sexuality ( gay or straight), let them be kids.

  28. 228

    Harps does not like Sodom and Gomorrah to happen all over again, that's why!

  29. 229

    Ouch, that is really sad. Can't believe there weren't a lot of complaints to get that undone.

  30. 230

    I've already commented on page two, but after reading the post again, it seems that Perez is just trying to create controversy. He doesn't list his source for this picture; we have no proof whatsoever that the photographer didn't deliberately shield the magazine him/herself.

    I know that at this point it has turned into a broader discussion, but it bothers me that a lot of ppl here are casting judgment on the store and it's owners, calling them homophobic, without having any knowledge about the origin of this picture. A lot of ppl are assuming the store was responsible for shielding it, when in reality there is just as good of a chance that it was done by the photographer.

  31. a3334 says – reply to this


    Re: AshleyDuh – there were, it was undone.

  32. 232

    Re: OneLove5

    When did you CHOOSE to be straight?

  33. a3334 says – reply to this


    Re: Mad Dog – the shield was later removed, so it seems more costumers complained about it being on than off.

  34. 234

    After Googling the subject, it appears that only one Harps store was shielding the magazine, and it was the store manager who made the decision to do so. Complaints began to pour in after this pic started making its rounds throughout the media and it appears that Harps corporate office told the manager to remove the shield. According to all the reports I read, it is now being sold without the shield. It doesn't sound like Harps was very happy with what the manager had done.

    So, it seems the instigator/person who should be blamed is this store manager. Pretty obnoxious that this random person feels he holds the ultimate authority on what is appropriate or not. I can make up my own mind on what is inappropriate, I don't need some random grocery store manager deciding for me and forcing his viewpoints on me in the process.

  35. 235

    OMG! Seriously? That's just putrid…!

  36. 236

    Re: rldh88 – Your censoring your children from unconditional love?? and just for the record I have a young child, if i saw that I would move it and walk out of the store!

  37. 237

    Re: OneLove5 – Guess what, the world does not revolve around your "jesus" the world is not christian and I get more offended by people like you! I would shield and protect my child from a bigot and an ignorant person like you before I would any homosexual person!!

  38. 238

    I would first like to say that this could be a mistake. Shoppers put magazines in the wrong areas all the time when they're shoving it back into a random spot as they are rushing to put magazines they were reading in line back. Or sometimes a shopper who thought it was offensive (a shopper, not the store itself) put it there. Obviously, if that is the case (shopper putting there because he/she felt it was offensive) the store employees can't run around making sure their magazines are in order.

    If it is the store in fact, it's very disgraceful and I wouldn't ever shop there.

  39. 239

    Re: rldh88 – They aren't kissing on the cover. Also, you can't censor your child from everything. She watches TV, doesn't she? She goes to school, doesn't she?

  40. 240

    only in america

  41. 241

    Re: honeylove021 – I hope you poke your fish eyes with that cheap eyeliner you use… my religion says so…

  42. a3334 says – reply to this


    Re: jackalexandria – ignorant comment.

  43. 243

    I personally dont want to have to explain to my 7 and 8 year old about why two men have a baby! Its the same as the other magazines they cover up I don't want to explan what the words mean on the front of a cosmopolitan magazine.

  44. 244

    Re: OneLove5 – what a fucking hypocrite ! you can fuck your boyfriend outside of marriage ( against god's will) and make it all ok by praying for forgiveness ??
    so following that logic one could be gay or an ax murderer and it would be fine as long as one prays for forgiveness ? you sound more stupid and hypocritical with each one of your posts. maybe you should pray for forgiveness from your stupidity, then maybe it wouldn't be so offensive to people who aren't led like sheep to the alter of misguided righteousness. guess you haven't read enough history to see how many people were senselessly killed in god's name. nice guy .

  45. 245

    Re: rldh88 – I could not agree more….I am very careful about what my kids watch on the tv for the most part they dont watch tv they watch dvds i buy at a local christian store. I think they should censor it and alot of other magazines because the owners of those stores dont have to answer questions about the magazines there kids see.

  46. 246

    that's terrible

  47. 247

    What's so surprising? The religious will always censor everything that dares to question their control.

  48. 248

    Arkansas…Not surprised. Have they even discovered fire yet? I guess it's gonna take those ignorant rednecks another few centuries to catch up….

  49. 249

    OK, maybe I'm just stupid, but why is this magazine cover being censored? I've seen the cover, and it's of a beautiful family….what's wrong with that? What am I missing here? Are families illegal now?

  50. 250

    Oh, it's because they are a gay couple…is this really that big of a deal in the US? Wow.

    The baby is really cute. Could you imagine growing up with Elton John as a dad? Lucky little boy. :)

  51. 251

    Right or wrong, they are doing what they believe is right.

  52. 252

    That's pretty sad! I see the sickest shit on mags that make my jaw drop and this is so innocent. What a backwards society

  53. 253

    Re: OneLove5 – You piece of garbage. How dare you say a gay person doesn't accept Jesus just because they are gay?? I'm going to have to ask for forgiveness for wishing you would get hit by a hummer. Why do you think everyone on here is responding so badly to you?? Because you're WRONG. Everyone has a right to their opinion to a certain degree. But you don't have an opinion, just a small, hate-filled, misinformed mind. I would bet my life Jesus would have no problem with anyone just being who they are as long as they aren't hurting anyone. And you're a complete idiot if you think being gay is a choice. How could anyone be so stupid???

  54. 254

    Re: JordynB – i dont agree with them…but how can u tell them jesus would be ok with it when they beleive god/jesus said in the bible being gay is wrong??? or at least acting on it….

  55. Maryg says – reply to this


    Wow! That's really disgusting. You would never see that in Australia. My God for a forward thinking country, there are a lot of backward thinkers in the US. I hope and pray one day humanity will wake up and stop judging each others differences. Im not saying there aren't homophobes here, gosh they are everywhere but the store doing this? Totally unacceptable. That little boy will be the most loved and cherised child, wish they were my parents.

  56. 256

    rldh88 -Um pretty easy fix there. If your children have questions, answer them. Some people are gay, big whoop. I think you might have some issues if it'd make you uncomfortable explaining that it isn't always just a boy and a girl together to your kids. Pretty simple.
    I saw your other posts, too, and honestly, I feel bad for your children. I'm grateful my parents taught me the truth and acceptance and love and kindness. Good luck to your children. Just to let you know, being gay IS normal! Surprise! With all your emphasis on people who are “different”, I just thought you should know! Why is this a bigger deal than any other characteristic of a person? We're all different, but the same. Duh.
    jaymay -Protected from what exactly? You speak as though “GAY” is some sort of contagious disease or something.
    Hesnotintou -Yes that sounds like exactly what you're doing, merely tolerating. There's a big difference between that and acceptance. And it sounds like you need to accept that there are gay people, they're a part of this world and a part of life and I don't see what the big deal is. That's probably the dumbest thing I've ever had to explain to someone! And as far as it being confusing to children, refer to my post to rldh88.

  57. 257

    …………Do any of you people ever use common sense and think that maybe someone could of walked by and did that just as immature joke? You guys need to grow up and learn that there's idiots in the world… I would of asked the damn clerk if it was set up that way by the staff before ruining the place's rep. Get some balls and roll with the punches in life like everyone else does… You're gay…… OH WELL, people find anything to make fun of people for… WE ALL experience it!
    Jesus, do we need to pass out gold medals and suckers now to make all the babies feel better about it? Mature a little bit!

  58. 258

    Re: rldh88 – I agree with kids being to young to understand, I am all for gay rights… but I think there is a certain time to talk about sex with kids. When they see their mother and father kissing… they're used to that and if they go out in public and see the same sex kissing… questions start and it's hard to go into detail. My brother saw it happen once and I just said "You're too young to be asking about anyone kissing, they love each other and everyone loves different people." Luckily he was never the type to ask too many questions because he was far too young to understand love anyways.
    There's nothing wrong with how you feel now, but eventually you might want to teach them to accept it because they will see it and they will work with many different people. That's all, it's Elton John… I don't see anything wrong with the magazine where I wouldn't want my kids seeing it, but that's just me…. BUT you're the parent, you're entitled to how you want to raise your kids, no one else here has say in that and really… it's none of their business.

  59. 259

    Re: pinkyandshmoo – See I agree with you about using it as an opportunity, but you need to think a bit too. You get angry and hostile because someone else doesn't want their kids to see it…. Why is your opinion okay and someone else's isn't?

    Stay out of someone's business if you're just going to rage on about how YOU feel, you sound so self centered!

  60. 260

    I'd MUCH rather see a magazine with two men who are happy and in love with their child than these fucking annoying magazines with half naked women all over them. I am SO tired of women being publicly stripped and everyone has to look at it, it makes me ashamed of being a woman!

  61. 261

    Re: ms trudy – Although I dont believe in organized religion myself… you are really fucking mental for just saying what you said. Seriously. You also can burn in hell!

  62. 262

    Re: Serena Loves Mario – That's what my parents told me "people sometimes love other people, if they are happy, it's none of your business no matter if its a man and woman, or whatever". I grew up a straight female and still am! Some of my best friends through school were gay and I still love them dearly.

    I'm a Republican but I am VERY opened minded. I can see why people don't want their kids to see it at a young age… and I can see why it's wrong to hide it from them. I say the more people accept different things and people, the better life gets for everyone. That means dropping the homophobic, race, and gender problems! Like this one!

  63. 263

    Re: OneLove5 – I respect your opinions and your feelings, I just have a question… if you are so religious… aren't you suppose to accept and love all people? I've seen MANY churches that publicly welcome gays and I think thats how it SHOULD be. They are human beings too and saying it's unnatural is purely ignorant… if it was unnatural, your God would of never let it exist in the first place, right?

    And guess what folks. All of that just came from the mind of a Republican! We're not all religious and blind =D

  64. 264

    You know, I remember when I was younger…and that glorious day when I decided to be straight. Oh wait…they never happened! Weiiird.

  65. 265

    Re: lilla5831
    Well you cannot say you did not know….The truth available for everyone who seeks it. God Bless.

  66. 266

    Re: ms trudy – We are correcting our situation. I am at least being honest about it. If you choose to to find it hyprocritical so be it for you. Jesus DIED for our forgiveness, for our salvation. This means that I can pray for just that. I can pray in the name of Jesus to take my iniquities away. In his name, through him alone. You can believe what you want. I really dont care because you dont care.

  67. 267

    Re: mustbenargles
    Read Romans 1: 18-32 specifically verses 21-24. It is about not accepting behavior, not the person.

  68. 268

    There is as much evidence to support the existence of Jesus as there is to support Zeus or Ra. When you understand why you dismiss these gods and their rules you will understand why I dismiss Jesus and his rules.

  69. 269

    Re: rldh88 – Honestly, I think people like you are the reason this sort of behavior is continuing. The fact is YOU'RE uncomfortable with it, and YOU don't understand it. Our kids tend to take to heart what we as parents tell them, and understand far more than you think. Acceptance is key. Boo to your excuses.

  70. 270

    Re: OneLove5 – you are the reason innocent teenage kids are hurting themselves or killing themselves. you shove your religion down peoples throats but who is saying that you are right. have you seen god? did you say hi? no. you are reading what someone wrote millions of years ago and noone really knows what is really out there. the world is changing and for the people that say "this is how our country is" our country is this way because of people like you, standing in the way. its not an extra right to want to be with the person you love. and for you to think it is, you are arrogant

  71. 271

    Re: OneLove5 – ahhhhh so you are against gay people but you are divorced i am assuming? and live with a boyfriend and have sex. i believe you are sinning and your sins are way worse than two people loving each other

  72. 272

    Re: mustbenargles – if such a place exists, guess I'll see you there

  73. 273

    Re: bleahf
    I didn't say it was anything sexual
    Just said its a parents CHOICE and not MOST PEOPLES ideal Norm.

  74. 274

    Re: OneLove5 – you're still living "in sin" and fucking out of wedlock. you must not be trying very hard. You can admit your sins all you want but you continue to practice them. Don't you see the hypocrisy in that ? guess you must be blinded by the light of god. and as far as bible quotes: you better not cheat on your boyfriend, he could stone you to death in public for it. wake up fool

  75. 275

    Re: nyalan – Oh my. I find it funny a pretty non-religious person like myself has to explain this. Do you not understand MAN wrote the bible? I'm not saying to disregard the Bible but you can't take it that seriously! It says being gay is a sin and then also to love everyone equally. Hmm, how does that work? Do I have rock solid proof Jesus has no problem with gay people? No, but there is no proof he does have a problem with them! I just know because he loves EVERYONE, that is what Jesus is all about. And I bet He would have a problem with people using His name to spread their own hate-filled agenda.

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    Re: rldh88 – I completely agree with you on this. I have 2 small children and I am not ready for them to ask such questions yet. I don't have any issues with someone who is gay, it's their right and I'm all for it but there is a place where you draw the line.

  78. 278

    Absolutely disgusting

  79. 279

    WTF! This is so wrong. This is type of behavior is why I can't fully commit to being a republican…and have a bad taste in my mouth about the church. It's not censored at my grocery store and I think it's a beautiful picture.

  80. 280

    Re: jaymay – - I am going to make it my priority as a mom to expose my children to all walks of life. I do NOT want my children growing up as closed-minded bigots. I want them to love all others equally. How is this bad when there are magazines such as COSMO advertising things like "HOW TO PLEASE YOuR MAN" on exposed on the shelves right next to it? I can only hope your children learn good values, such as acceptance and treating others the way they want to be treated, from another source.

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