Photo couresty: US Weekly
Did you know that this magazine cover has put Arkansas in the national spot light? According to local tv outlets Harps Grocery is underfire for what many are calling censorship. Recent stories claim that a Harps in Mountain Home place the family shield over the cover of this edition of US Weekly. A family shield is a piece of plastic used to cover content that may seem inappropriate for children.
You can read KNWA's complete report here, but a Harps spokesperson says the shield is used to cover content per request of the customer and it has since been removed.
So lets face it, this news doesn't look good for the small town in Arkansas and Arkansas in general. What do you think?
Does the cover of this magazine offend you? Do you think it needed a family shield? If so, do you also think the covers of women showing lots of skin is offensive?
I want to know what you think the root of this is all about. Is this one store saying we're too accepting now? Is it another example of people in the Bible belt judging others? Or is it simply a customer saying they don't want to see that content and moving on? There's no doubt this story will have legs and continue to be the talk around town and the nation. But what do you think?
Honestly, I think that entertainment news has a bigger role in "real" news then ever before that many of us are numb to the idea of this being controversial. So now is you're chance to sound off.
No opinion is wrong, so please share.
Harps issued a statement that you can read in full here.
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