An Arkansas convenience store, Harps, placed a “family shield” cover over the UsWeeklys featuring Elton John and David Furnish’s new baby. This “family shield” is a gray piece of plastic which read: Family Shield: to protect young Harps shoppers.
The “Family Shield” is most likely normally used for scantily clad women on laddy magazines, and the liberal media lambasted Harps today on the Internet for making gay adoption seem dirty.
After being featured on hundreds of blogs and Twitter feeds, Harps issued a statement saying they received customer complaints about the cover but have since removed the gray shield. The store CEO went on to say they had no intention of offending anyone shopping at their stores.
There was no apology – do you think there should have been? Do you think Elton John and David Furnish will react to this?
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