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The challenge of magazine browsers who place reading material inappropriately

Mark Fletcher
December 12th, 2013 · 1 Comment

porn-kidsI found a copy of The Girls of Zoo in our kids magazine section Tuesday and was frustrated that the person reading this had placed it in this kids space and not back where it belongs. It’s not a title to put in front of kids.

I know, there’s not much we can do about this other than regularly checking the magazine department.

But it is frustrating seeing this lazy and ill-considered action by someone who wanted to look at the titillating photos in Zoo.  This placement magazines away from their usual location is almost always only done with adult titles. I suspect it’s because they are to embarrassed to take a few steps back to the home location for the magazine.

If only they’d think before they put a title like this in our kids section.


Category: magazines · Newsagency challenges

1 response so far ↓

  • 1 Chris // Dec 12, 2013 at 10:31 AM

    Sad that this is the way people act. I think it’s a combination of the embarrassment factor as well as a juvenile sense of humour (because, you know, it’s so hilarious to put a completely inappropriate title amongst the kids section).


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