We know Cosmopolitan is not what we would call “Christian literature,” but is it pornographic? A new debate is underway, as former fashion model, Nicole Weider, has launched a Change.org petition requesting that Cosmopolitan “Cosmo” magazine be put in a non-transparent wrapper and treated as a pornographic magazine. The Cosmo petition is encroaching 25,000 signatures and is currently re-fueled by a new March 2012 Selena Gomez cover. Selena Gomez is the former star of the Disney owned “Wizards of Waverly Place” As Selena Gomez is considered a teen role-model to many young girls, the idea of her face gracing “Cosmo” has many concerned mothers worried their young girls will get their hands on Cosmopolitan and see a bit more than Justin Bieber’s real life girlfriend dishing on the life of Alex Russo.
YouTube is already running with the Selena Gomez’ cover photo and there are tutorials on how to look like the 19-year-old beauty who launched her career as a child actress starring alongside Demi Lovato on the PBS series “Barney.”
One of the main concerns regarding the new cover is that Selena Gomez, who within the past several months was starring on “Wizards of Waverly Place” as young girls across the nation tuned into the final episode to see who would become the family wizard, appears on the cover with cleavage showing and to the left it states “50 Sex Tips.” To the right are the words “Your Orgasm Guaranteed.” Selena Gomez is 19-years-old and a legal adult, but is Cosmopolitan in the wrong targeting a young, teen icon to plaster on their magazine cover? The YouTube tutorial video from “Shelby x Baybe” may show how young girls are indeed impacted by these images, as she delivers a makeup session on how to look like Selena Gomez on the cover of Cosmopolitan magazine.
Nicole Weider is behind “Project Inspired,” she shares her outrage over Cosmopolitan magazines new design, and points out that the magazine used Dakota Fanning, who is under 18. A move that she feels is extremely inappropriate for Cosmopolitan magazine.
Do you think the sex tips advocated in Cosmopolitan are inappropriate for girls under the age of 18-years-old?
Check out Nicole Weider of Project Inspired and her comments regarding Cosmopolitan, pornography, and young, teen girls in the videos below, as well as videos containing the controversial Selena Gomez photos.