A grocery store chain in Arkansas is
concealing the cover of this week's Us Weekly magazine, which
features Elton John and his partner David Furnish holding their
newborn baby Zachary.
Harps grocery stores has placed a
“family shield” over the magazine to block from view the cover
photo of Sir Elton and his family.
“Family Shield. To protect young
Harps shoppers,” the shield says.
A photo of the censored magazine was
first tweeted by user JennHudd
on Wednesday morning.
“This was taken at my local grocery
store,” she tweeted. “I was shocked and horrified.”
In a later tweet, she adds, “It's
over all the covers of that magazine (at every register). The other
magazines aren't covered.”
“I love Arkansas. I hate to see this
sort of thing happen here or anywhere,” she said in another tweet,
where she encouraged followers to complain to the grocery chain.
The user added that she snapped the
picture at her local grocery store in Mountain Home. Harps has 60
stores located in three states: Arkansas, Oklahoma and Missouri.
Whether other stores were censoring the
cover is not known.