Families should be able to enter supermarkets, convenience and drug stores without being subjected to indecency
The 2015 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue features a model wearing a string bikini top and bottoms so tiny that she is just about naked. The bikini bottoms are not much bigger than a Band-Aid plus she has both of her thumbs at the sides pulling them down as far as she can get away with. It is beyond ridiculous!
The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue is nothing but soft porn and more closely resembles Playboy magazine than resembling an issue about swimming attire. This soft core pornography is displayed in many family stores, often at checkout counters which is offensive, disgusting, and disrespectful to families. This type of publishing is also extremely degrading to women.
Families should be able to enter supermarkets, convenience and drug stores without being subjected to indecency. Since Sports Illustrated is pushing pornography, this magazine needs to be removed from stores immediately. Not only should Sports Illustrated be ashamed, but so should the stores that carry this filthy magazine. Why would a store risk hurting their reputation of being a family-friendly store by being associated with this dishonorable publication?
The 2015 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue hits newsstands Monday, Feb. 9.
Several stores carry this magazine so anywhere that you shop personally and see a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit magazine displayed ask to speak to the store manager so you can request this issue be removed from their store shelves. I would pick one up and show it to the store manager and ask where is the store’s integrity?
Additional Talking Points:
Let store managers know they are pushing pornography and that this year’s issue in particular is nothing more than soft porn. It is also a good idea to ask the store manager if they have children or grandchildren and would they want them to see this current issue. If the magazine refuses to cover the models appropriately without anything exposed they should not carry it. And you will no longer financially support a company participating in the distribution of soft porn. Store managers should realize families do not want indecency shoved in their faces. If the store you frequent often continues to sell this disreputable magazine then you will have no other choice than to no longer patronize it to protect your family.