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Chinese magazine exploits earthquake with sexy photos

Posted by jtsmyth8 on May 22, 2008

A Chinese magazine has been shut down for printing pictures of scantily-clad women posing in rubble for a special report on the country’s devastating earthquake, officials said on Wednesday.

The New Travel Weekly, a small lifestyle magazine, ran photos of sultry models in their underwear amid the debris in an issue that hit the stands on Monday – the first of three days of national mourning.

The press and publication department of the southwestern city of Chongqing, where the magazine was based, said it decided to close the magazine down for ‘rectification.’

The department said the magazine ‘seriously violated propaganda discipline and went against social morals’ and the report constituted an ‘extremely evil social influence.’

‘If the outcome of the rectification is satisfactory, it is possible to reopen the magazine,’ an employee of the press and publication department with the family name Cai told reporters.

‘After all, only part of the staff made the decision to print that shoot.

It wouldn’t be fair to just close it for good.’ (story)

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One Response to “Chinese magazine exploits earthquake with sexy photos”

  1. what this magazine did was a direct insult to the victims of the tragedy! Shame on them!

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