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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Barnes & Noble and Borders censor magazine with photo of topless man

I have to admit, he does indeed look a lot like a woman, but censoring this material is just ridiculous. Barnes & Noble and Border have both censored the lastest cover of Dossier Journal. The cover features a topless photo of male model Andrej Pejic. The book stores apparently ordered employees to place the magazine into ""opaque poly bags" because he looked too much like a woman.
Dossier Co-Founder and Creative Director Skye Parrot told the Huffington Post:
"It's a naked man on the cover of a magazine, which is done all of the time without being covered up, so I definitely don't think it merits this, but I understand what it is."
"It's not a coincidence that it's only the giant U.S. chain stores that are asking us to do this....It's only the American copies that are being censored. It seems that it probably made people uncomfortable. But that's part of what's interesting about the cover, I think, is that it's playing with those ideas of gender roles. He's topless, you can see that he's a man, but if you look at his face, he looks like a woman and he's so beautiful, he's both in that picture, in a way. I think that's what's interesting about it."


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