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Why Is A Grocery Store Censoring Elton’s Us Weekly Cover?

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“Avert your eyes, young ones, lest ye be tuuuuurned!”

Mountain Home, Arkansas’s Harps grocery store is ruffling feather boas with their censoring of Sir Elton John and David Furnish’s Us Weekly cover with new son Zachary.

A placard over the two men and their child reads “Family Shield. To protect young Harps shoppers.” How about protecting young shoppers from poor execution of the English language? Is that not a concern?

Issues of grammar aside, this “Family Shield” is the very type of thing used in gas stations to censor the covers of pornographic magazines. Elton and David’s cover hardly even shows the two well-dressed men even touching. So what exactly are these young people meant to be protected from? The knowledge that homosexuality exists? Completely legal and internationally recognized parental rights? Just what is so harmful here?

Bigots, man. They are making our arguments against them for us.

Are you angry to see this gay family censored?

Via Queerty

  • Why not (if we live in Arkansas) Boycott the store, Not shop there. When the money runs dry they will understand what it means to discriminate

  • It’s tempting to ask every LGBT person in Arkansas to go shopping at this store. Spend a lot–and each person should ask to speak to the manager. Present the receipt, and tell the manager flat-out that we make up a huge section of the buying public. Let him/her know we can break that little grocery store if we want to, and ask for that “Protect the Family” cover to be removed. If there’s even a little bit of static or snottiness from the manager, organize a picket and make them sorry they’re such backward bigots.

  • Laurie Edwards

    It’s tempting to ask every LGBT person in Arkansas to go shopping at this store. Spend a lot–and each person should ask to speak to the manager. Present the receipt, and tell the manager flat-out that we make up a huge section of the buying public. Let him/her know we can break that little grocery store if we want to, and ask for that “Protect the Family” cover to be removed. If there’s even a little bit of static or snottiness from the manager, organize a picket and make them sorry they’re such backward bigots.

  • Anonymous

    And yet… those eyebrows are in plain view.

  • misternickjones

    And yet… those eyebrows are in plain view.

  • Alexzander Early

    Why not (if we live in Arkansas) Boycott the store, Not shop there. When the money runs dry they will understand what it means to discriminate