No one's safe!
First it was the Disney Channel's Good Luck Charlie gay mom episode, and now it's models in bikinis??
OK, so the number is actually closer to about 64,000, but the organization known as One Million Moms (OMM) has voiced their opinions on Sports Illustrated's latest swimsuit issue, and they are NOT happy about it!
The conservative crew of Christians argue that this year's cover is simply too steamy for supermarket shelves, and they wrote a letter to the publication asking for it to be removed!
The letter reads:
The cover of the Sports Illustrated 50th Anniversary Swimsuit Issue features three topless models hugging with their backs turned and focuses on the thong bikini bottoms they wear. There is also a side view of one model’s breast. The SI Swimsuit Issue is nothing but soft porn and most closely resembles Playboy magazine. This soft core pornography is displayed in many family stores, often at checkout counters which is extremely offensive, disgusting and disrespectful to families. This type of publishing is also degrading to women.
Families should be able to enter supermarkets, convenience and drug stores without being subjected to indecency. Since SI is pushing pornography this magazine needs to be removed from stores, or at least moved to the magazine aisle so families can avoid being exp osed (sic) to this filth. Customers can choose to avoid the magazine aisle, but they cannot escape when the magazine is displayed at the checkout counters and lanes. Also, SI should place this in a nontransparent plastic cover to protect minors who are browsing the magazine aisle."
OMM goes on to urge all of their members to send similar letters to SI and asks all subscribers to stop supporting the magazine financially!
However, when you consider that 77% of Sports Illustrated's audience is male and that the swimsuit issue alone brings in about 7% of the publication's entire annual revenue, well, we have a hard time believing they'll be making any changes anytime soon!
Hey, a little side-boob never hurt anybody!!
[Image via Sports Illustrated.]