Cosmopolitan magazine hammered by Hearst granddaughter, anti-porn group

Campaign seeks to make famous mag ‘adults-only’

By Cheryl Wetzstein
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
The Washington Times

The granddaughter of the founder of the Hearst media empire has launched a campaign to restrict children and teens’ access to Cosmopolitan magazine — one of the company’s publications — over its obsession with explicit sexual topics.

Victoria Hearst, whose grandfather is William Randolph Hearst, said Wednesday at a press conference with the National Center on Sexual Exploitation.

Ms. Hearst, ​a devout Christian, recalled being alarmed years ago by a Cosmo cover in which a woman was photographed naked except for a “strategically placed boa constrictor.” Despite her family relationship, Ms. Hearst said her complaints were rebuffed by corporation executives.

**FILE** Cosmopolitan editor Helen Gurley Brown is seen here Sept. 20, 1982, during an interview at her office in New York. She died at age 90 in 2012. (Associated Press)

**FILE** Cosmopolitan editor Helen Gurley Brown is seen here Sept. 20, 1982,

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The National Center on Sexual Exploitation has had over 100 policy victories since 2010. Each victory promotes human dignity above exploitation.

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