Teen Vogue magazine is being highly criticized for publishing a “how-to” article entitled “A Guide to Anal Sex.” Parents of teen subscribers are enraged with the magazine after running the article that told their kids the things they “needed” to know about anal sex.
The author of the article, Gigi Engle, pushed back at angry parents and said her intent was to help guide all young people, especially those who needed to know this for their sexual health, such as the LGBTQ community.
However, her defiance only fueled the fire. Parents began a hashtag, #PULLTEENVOGUE, and Elizabeth Johnston, known on Facebook as The Activist Mommy, begged local stores to take the Teen Vogue issue off its racks and stands.
Johnston exerted, “This is not a Republican issue or a Democrat issue,” and added, “This is not a conservative issue or liberal issue. This is a parent issue.”
Last week, Johnston posted a video protesting and burning the magazine on Facebook. The video has over 10 million views currently.
Phillip Picardi, Teen Vogue’s digital editorial director, responded to the backlash by sharing a photo of himself kissing another man while holding up his middle finger. Picardi claimed that the magazine had been “inundated with hate mail, saying we promote sodomy and want teens to get AIDS.”
In fact, when the article was initially posted, it did not encourage readers to use protection. It has since been updated to include the importance of using protection when engaging in such activities.
See Johnston’s impassioned video below:
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