Will Walmart respect request to deal with explicit material?

Friday, November 4, 2016
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Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

magazines in checkout laneA national anti-pornography group is waiting for an answer from a major corporation on how it will handle racy magazines.

The National Center on Sexual Exploitation is concerned about Cosmopolitan magazine and the way Walmart stores handle it. Spokesperson Haley Halverson explains why.

“For those who don't know Cosmo magazine, on the front it might just look like another woman's magazine - but inside it has a large number of very explicit sexual images and, more importantly, instructions on different sexual acts. So it's actually a very explicit magazine,” she says.

Some stores actually have the magazine at checkout stands. In 2015, the Center received an agreement from Walmart regarding the magazine.

Halverson

“Walmart said that it would shield it in the checkout aisles, but they have not been enforcing this policy standard - and we hear reports from all over the country that Wamart's not doing it,” she says. “So now we're asking that they just stop selling the magazine altogether." 

The National Center on Sexual Exploitation has communicated with Walmart but is still waiting for a response. The huge retailer previously agreed to remove a couple of controversial items from its website - one a book of photos that included nude minors, and another book on how to traffic women.

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