Supermarket faces backlash after censoring Elton pics

Friday January 28, 2011

An American supermarket has sparked a string of complaints after censoring a magazine cover featuring a picture of Elton John and David Furnish posing with their new baby.

The Arkansas Harps store placed a 'family shield' board over the front cover, which bore the words "to protect young Harps shoppers".

They did so, they said, after receiving complaints from some shoppers.

A local posted a picture of the family shield on Twitter, and the story soon spread worldwide.

The supermarket has since lifted shield from the magazine.

Photo: © Rex

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