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Shirtless, Androgynous Male Model Banned (gasp)

Come on Borders what are you afraid of? Would the cover be better for you if it had a clear plastic wrapper around it and a sticker that said “not normal” or “obscene” as a disclaimer? Have you not looked at the covers of the magazine on our own shelves lately? It’s okay to be gay now. Really I promise. Let’s make a bet. I bet you could actual make money off the gays by leaving covers like this on the shelf. You like money don’t you? ~ AB

By Advocate.com Editors

Borders is refusing to display the latest issue of fashion magazine Dossier Journal because androgynous male model Andrej Pejic appears shirtless on the cover looking “too much like a woman.”

According to Elle Magazine, the bookstore chain has requested that all copies of the magazine be censored and placed in plastic bags. Elle also reported that Dossier will have to cover the cost of bagging the magazines

According to Dossier Co-Founder and Creative Director Skye Parrott, only American bookstores are complaining.

“It’s a naked man on the cover of a magazine, which is done all of the time without being covered up, so I definitely don’t think it merits this, but I understand what it is,” Parrott told The Huffington Post. “It’s not a coincidence that it’s only the giant U.S. chain stores that are asking us to do this…It’s only the American copies that are being censored.” READ MORE

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