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Prudence?

Ok, maybe I am becoming a prude in my old age (I'm a 32 year old, relatively well adjusted, adventurous gay male), but frankly, I am disturbed by the cover of The Stranger this week. I mean, seriously disturbed. It looks like a 12 year old girl and a 40 something man getting his knob polished (note the bunions on his toes) in a mock-up American Apparel blow-job advertisement. I really find this cover somewhat offensive and in really poor taste (not something that The Stranger isn't usually guilty of mind you).
I just think the implication and the message being delivered is irresponsible. I guess that's part of the reason I stopped taking anything in The Stranger seriously over the last few years. It really just isn't the publication that it used to be. Frankly, it's nearly a members only club and just full of cliched writing and trite articles.
But this cover, well, if it was meant to stir-up controversy, well, then job well done, as I am not the only one talking about it.
See it for yourself below and read more at The Stranger .com



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