Thursday, January 27, 2011

I Call Bullshit- And A Harps Boycot!!

A Twitter user took this picture at a Harps grocery store in Mountain Home, Arkansas of a Family Shield over the Us Weekly showing Elton John, his partner and their new baby.
Is this Porn?

A spokeswhore for Harps gave an interview to GLAAD (via JMG) confirming that the shield was used after people complained.

I spoke with Harps Corporate Executive Assistant Marty Yarborough, who told me that every Harps store is equipped with these shields and that they get put up whenever customers complain about the content of a magazine cover. She said the word from the store about this particular cover was that “several” customers had complained, so the shield went up. She also confirmed that these shields are utilized on a store-by-store basis, so the magazine would not have been covered up at any of the other Harps locations, unless customers complained there as well. She also told me that the usage of the shield on this particular cover is “in no way our opinion on this issue.” She quickly added, ”we do not have an opinion on this issue.”

Can I tell you how deeply this angers me? I could go off stating how disgusting, backwards,  bigoted,  and un-godly (yes, un-godly since god is love not hate) people are that would be offended by this. Unfortuantely that will probably get me knowhere with that low-breed of human since they are basic reasoning challenged. Instead we'll talk to them where it counts. Thier wallets!

If the use of the "family shield" by Harps Grocery Store offends you PLEASE do NOT shop at this, or any other HARPS Store.
Take your good sense and good money elsewhere. Please spread the word!!

 In the meantime please enjoy the beautiful cover of Sir Elton John and David Furnish, 48, with their beautiful new baby Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John.


Snappy said...

Grrrrr. How sad that so many are still backwards in their thinking. Makes me sad and angry.

Appletree said...

such a sweet photo. people are idiots. If there were Harps in Minnesota I would not go near it.

The Townhouselady said...

Snappy!!! I miss you and owe you an email big-time! Don't take it personal I ditched everyone for a while and not just my Brownstoner beauties just holed up with the wee one.

Megan said...

Oh my gosh, heaven forbid they show a healthy, happy family unit instead of posting "DIVORCE SHOCKER" or "SEX SCANDAL." I mean, the nerve to show these two people instead of a Teen Mom on a reality show.

Please. I thought this article in US was excellent (I'm a subscriber - it's no Vogue, but I can't help it). Congratulations, Elton and David.

Snappy said...

Hola lady :-) You are terribly missed as well! I'll shoot you an email from my new email addy.

anita @ a dreamer's den said...

Never heard of Harp's. Wish I had so I could BOYCOTT them.
What backward motherfuckers.

A loving home is a loving home is a loving home is a loving home.

I know I'm preaching to choir here.

juleesing1 said...

Jeezus. People are so stupid I could scream. I wish people would get their heads out of their asses long enough to identify the REAL problems in this world that need solving, or at least speaking out about. I think Harps should have said, sorry, we can't cover it up. What if it had been a Black family and White folks had complained? Would they use the shield for that? I've never seen a Harps store but if I ever do I'll be driving right past it to the next market.

Mommy Diarist said...

Wow! People really are that ignorant?!

If every person on this planet was tolerant and accepting of everyone else, this world would be a different place.

Arkansas, you done this country proud.

Jill said...

Here, Here, Chica! Is that right? Or should it be Hear, Hear? Oh well, you know what I mean!

my favorite and my best said...

are you fucking kidding me!??