Titties Too Much For WH Smith

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There’s some not-so-super censorship happening over England way!

Book retailer WH Smith objected to DIVA magazine’s tit-tastic April cover, which led the editors to alter the cover – an homage to Rolling Stone’s iconic John and Yoko cover. While WH Smith claims it didn’t insist on the alteration exhibited above, the entire thing still stinks, says UK Gay News:

…WH Smith whose shelves contain a wide range of titles aimed at the more adult end of the market, not to mention the tabloid newspapers that often publish “topless” photos of girls, sometimes two girls together in a much more salacious pose that on the original DIVA cover.

The retailer could hardly have demanded the cover changed because of part of one female breast, as on sale are many other titles with female breasts.

So, how about homophobia? Heterosexuality is championed and celebrated all around us on billboards, magazine covers, in film, and on TV, but lesbian sexuality is considered by some as shameful.

This could hardly be the case as the “acceptable” cover still depicts two women – naked and in an embrace.

A spokesperson for WH Smith said that the projected cover was “a step away from the magazine’s usual covers”.

What’s good for the gander apparently ain’t good for the goose…