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Los Angeles, CA. &ndash VICTORIA HEARST, granddaughter of William Randolph Hearst, has never been afraid to speak out regarding her family&rsquos magazines, both in a positive and negative light.&nbspUnfortunately Cosmopolitan magazine has continued to push the limits on their explicit content, and has recently put an underage Dakota Fanning, followed by Disney Star Selena Gomez, on its February and March 2012 covers.
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To help protect the development and innocence of young girls, Miss Hearst has teamed with NICOLE WEIDER, a Christian leader and model who founded ProjectInspired.com. Together, they are bravely declaring that Cosmopolitan magazine needs to be responsible for their content by selling their publication exclusively to adults.
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&ldquoI am the granddaughter of William Randolph Hearst and my father is the late Randolph Hearst,&rdquo explains Miss Hearst.&nbsp&ldquoAbout 11 years ago, I contacted Frank Bennack and the Board of the Hearst Corporation and told them that what they are publishing in Cosmopolitan magazine was pornographic. I had the support of two female psychologists and counselors who attest that this content hurts young girls. Like Nicole, I also asked that the magazine be sold only to adults 18 and older.
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&ldquoI never received a reply from anyone at the Hearst Corporation, but I had peace because I delivered the message.&nbspWhen I heard about Nicole&rsquos campaign, I knew I needed to join in her mission to put Cosmopolitan in a bag and make sure that its pornographic content cannot be sold to minors!&rdquo
&ldquoVictoria&rsquos advice and wisdom has been much an encouragement,&rdquo explains Weider. &nbsp&ldquoParents, teachers, and church leaders need to know just how damaging the content of Cosmopolitan magazine is to the development of young girls.&nbspI couldn&rsquot be happier to have Victoria by our side in this battle.&rdquo
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Weider&rsquos Change.org campaign demands that Cosmopolitan be sold in a non-transparent wrapper to adults only to prevent children from buying and reading material inappropriate for their development. The petition already has received much attention in the media and in social circles, and currently has over 33,000 signatures.&nbspThe petition can be viewed at Tinyurl.com/anticosmo.
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&ldquoWe are not asking Cosmopolitan to change their content,&rdquo explains Weider.&nbsp&ldquoWe simply want them to take responsibility for it. They say it&rsquos for adults, so let them sell it only to adults. This is what we are in communication with the FTC about. If they are going to print sexually explicit articles and images, it should not be marketed and sold to kids. It&rsquos that simple.&rdquo
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Fox News on the Change.org campaign:
http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2012/01/06/petition-to-ban-cosmopolitan-magazine-from-stores-gets-over-10000-signatures/?test=faces
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To sign the petition:&nbspTinyurl.com/anticosmo
For more on the Anti-Cosmo Mission – www.AntiCosmoMission.com
For more on Nicole Weider – www.NicoleWeider.com
For more on Victoria Hearst – http://www.PraiseHimMinistries.org
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