Elton’s Family Photo Censored In Arkansas Store
SIR ELTON JOHN’s touching home portrait on the cover of America’s Us Weekly magazine has been covered up with a “Family Shield” by one retailer in Arkansas in a command to “protect” shoppers.
The rocker and his life partner David Furnish showed off their newborn son Zachary on the cover of last week’s (begs17Jan11) Us Weekly – yet the happy snap has certified also frightful because homophobes in Mountain Home.
Local dweller Jennifer Huddleston came across the censored edition of the publishing in a Harps grocery store, and she was so startled to penetrate the magazine with a protective plastic safeguard, she snapped a photo and posted it on her Twitter.com blog.
The picture has sparked controversy across the blogosphere and prompted representatives from the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation apt investigate.
According to a company spokesman, Harps bosses responded in feedback to “several” buyer grumbles at that particular store fake tag heuer watches, however the rep insisted the push was “a grain of truth our attitude above this publish”, joining, “We do not have one opinion on this issue.”
The auction alone raised £5 million in about 40 minutes, adding further to the £45 million pounds the balls have raised for the Elton John Aids Foundation since they were first staged in 1999. The overall total raised to date by the foundation itself, established by the singer in 1993, now stands at £156 million.