We all know that there are controversies, in every day life, sometimes we run into them in a line at a supermarket.
But, we don’t have to take it, you can go to a different line at that supermarket or you can leave and go to the next store right down the road, usually a short distance.
We know that there are people out there that we may not like or get along with but its an easy fix, we can just avoid them or smile and wave as we duck around the corner.
The problem here is that this publication has apparently forgotten its place in society.
There is a place for controversy, we are human after all and yes discussion can often become controversial, however there is a limit to what the public will entertain. Often times you hear about the idea that freedom of speech does not cover yelling fire in a crowded theater.
Which is both understandable and prudent, the ironic thing is that many times those using that epitaph, do so in a manner and convention that has nothing at all to do with the conversation at hand.
The magazine at the center of this controversy has in the past been a subjective and willing host for all manner of the strange and unusual, however this time, we have what amounts to an accused child killer, who has been subjectively displayed in the same manner as Rock Stars…
This is not controversy this is something that stinks and should be withdrawn.
There is a time and place for discussion, however the idea that American Youth can identify with a Man raised in a war torn part of the world in a part of the world where few Americans can even contemplate the circumstances of his youth.
This idea is offensive.
The truth about what this magazine has become is best left as a stone unturned, As something that should crawl back under said stone…