Wow. Really, Walmart?

So you all probably know how Walmart sells only the clean version of a lot of music, right? (Taking this into consideration, I was really quite surprised that the copy of Master of Puppets I got there was not edited…) If you believe a certain way, you probably think, “Oh, what a good, fine, Christian company, yes?”

Well, perhaps not so much. We found ourselves over at the Walmart at IH-10 and DeZavala last Wednesday, and browsing the books and magazines, I saw this:

This was after seeing one of the 50 Shades of Grey books on the shelf at the other end of the book section — shrink-wrapped, natch. Now, really, I am no prude, but if you’re gonna shrink-wrap the mommy porn that doesn’t have pictures, it should only follow that you at least do the same with the mommy porn-related magazine that’s more, shall we say, obvious. I would have expected to see something like that at the Adult Video Megaplex or the Adam & Eve store.

You might be thinking, “boycott!” Well, I don’t know if I’d go that far — but it seems to me to be more than a bit hypocritical to sell music with swear words edited out and then turn around and put something like this unwrapped on your magazine rack. After all, your kids are only subjected to the obscenity on a piece of music if you buy it for them. But when it comes to something like this, as the saying goes, what has been seen cannot be unseen. Seems to me that it’d make more sense to sell the unedited music and the mommy porn wrapped, but maybe that’s just me.

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3 Responses to “Wow. Really, Walmart?”

  1. Sabra Morse Onstott Says:

    I would have expected to see something like that at the Adult Video Megaplex or the Adam & Eve store.

    Er, no. They have actual porn there, for people who already know how to use the sex toys in the guide apparently included in the magazine. This is porn-lite, for people who want the titillation without having to appear lustful. (Who think spanking is anything more than a mild kink, in other words…)

    And I really doubt there’s anything objectionable in the magazine itself (of course, we didn’t open it–we should go back and you should buy it…after braiding small bones into your beard). I think it’s silly to shrink wrap any of it, but they certainly should display some consistency.

  2. Albatross Says:

    Heh heh. Bones in the beard. That would be cool.

  3. JC Says:

    Heh. You said “tit”. Heh

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