Marge Simpson, the next Playboy girl? Magazine editors amaze me too…

October 11, 2009

in a picture is worth a thousand words

Marge Playboy girl

This is all over the news lately.  Or at least, on the Interweb.  Here is the part that made me laugh out loud:

New CEO Scott Flanders says the idea is to attract readers in their 20s to a magazine where the average reader’s age is 35…

So, let me get this straight: the 20-something male would 1) prefer to see a cartoon character naked 2) they would want to see a middle-aged cartoon character naked 3) they have otherwise NO options to see a cartoon character naked.

Seriously?

I googled by typing in “Manga girls” and I was inundated with tons of images I don’t want my boys to see.  Care to imagine if I had used more specific key words?

manga girl

And say what you may, Jessica Rabbit is still the sexist female character, EVA.  (Where’s Kanye West when you need him?!)

{ 4 comments }

Mama Zen October 11, 2009 at 7:20 am

The CEO’s name is Flanders? Seriously?
.-= Mama Zen´s last blog ..Kiss Me =-.

Jane October 12, 2009 at 7:05 pm

Oh my gosh this is too funny! Seriously? A naked cartoon character is what 20-somethings want? I’m sorry, a naked middle AGED cartoon character as you pointed out! I’m so curious as to what the sales numbers are for this issue compared to others. SO curious!
.-= Jane´s last blog ..Mom Gettin’ Dirty With…..HUH?!?!? =-.

Absence Alternatives October 13, 2009 at 7:35 am

Indeed. I can’t wait to see the numbers too. I hope all these news outlets will follow up on that. I do have a friend who went to work for them who is (was?) like a feminist or something. The irony was too huge for her I suspect, so I never pointed it out to her… But according to her, the company is run by a woman, and many of the sr. execs. are also women. Sounds like she has a more female-friendly work environment than I do. So I can’t really fault her or anything…

Absence Alternatives October 13, 2009 at 7:36 am

@Mama Zen
OMG. I didn’t even catch that! You are so good! Flanders. LOL. What an irony. Oh today is a great irony day. LOVE THAT!

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