Making the media circuits today is controversy over the latest February Maxim cover photo of actress starlet Olivia Munn, with pundits arguing that the actress is showing a bit too much for public consumption.
theblemish: Dan Gainor, Vice President of Business & Culture at the Media Research Center says “it’s disgusting” and “Maxim has moved their magazine from tawdry to full-on pornography.” I imagine he said this with such vim and vigor that spittle flew out of his mouth, through the telephone and onto the reporter’s face.
“Any store could have children coming in. If I were a parent, and I walked into a store and saw that cover, I would make a scene until the manager hid it.”
Which has us wondering has Dan had a good look up and down the street and noticed what mankind is wearing these days? Of course Maxim is known for its provocative depiction of scantily clad women (that’s how it makes its bucks kids) so should we surprised that Maxim chooses to push the envelope or could one reasonably argue that Maxim is just reiterating what passes for common culture and the preferred dress sense of action stars, including young women trolling down the street who don’t happen to be action stars. Which has us wondering maybe Dan ought to start walking the streets with blinders on lest his sensibilities be offended.
Just for edification, we here at Scallywagandvagabond just spent the last 18 minutes guffawing over Olivia’s image and unfortunately we can testify that as much as the world wishes she was wearing see through panties-this little starlet is not. Hmm, maybe next time…