Supermarkets bend to demand to cover up newspapers

24 November 2014

the-sun-newspaper Slightly over the top parents are celebrating today after two supermarkets announced that they will cover up front pages of newspapers on their displays.

Yes, because it is quite a big thing. No end of impressionable children are lead into darkness by seeing a display of newspapers.

Waitrose and Tesco have agreed to work on new display methods as so not to upset the precious ones.

This move comes following months of pressure from campaign groups No More Page 3 and Child Eyes, who have heralded the decision a victory.

Newspaper front pages can sometimes be unsavoury, yes, but you get the impression that much of the way modern life has been lived, is going to upset somebody. Both parties had expressed concern at sexualised images of women being one of the key things that they didn't like seeing. Exactly how 'in your face' and massive are these newspaper stands anyway?

A spokesman for Tesco, said they'd had made the decision after consulting with customers and campaigners, and so now that the papers will be displayed with just mastheads showing.

He confirmed that all large outlets, known as Extra and Superstore shops, will receive the new display units by the end of November 2014.

Tesco's Customer Experience & Insight Director, Tracey Clements, said: "We are first and foremost a family retailer and it's important we do everything we can to promote the right environment in store."

"We've asked our customers what they think about the issue and we have spoken to campaigners. The change we're making will strike the right balance for everyone."

The Child Eyes campaign was formed after a rash of little darlings were seen to go on a sex and drug fuelled rampage after seeing a cover of the Daily Mirror.

Founded in 2012, it campaigns to stop sexualised, sexist and damaging images being displayed at child height in shops and public spaces. Child Eyes claims that newspapers are frequently displayed at children’s eye level, often right next to the comics that children are drawn to, and use easy-to-read words which catch their attention.

"This is a real victory for all the supporters of the Child Eyes Campaign, who have been trying to make their voices heard on this issue for so long. We're feeling really positive and excited that the other supermarkets, and then also smaller shops will follow on to make the UK more family friendly."

'Make the UK more family friendly'. Jeez.

A spokesman for the kids said "yeah, whevs" before bypassing their parental controls on the computer and surfing for porn. They'll be asking people to no longer stick baby's heads on spikes next. This country.

TOPICS:   Supermarket   UK News


  • Dom1976
    Nanny state gone mad!
  • Maud F.
    Oh Lord, won't somebody please think of the children?! Wait, someone has, and they've done the wrong thing. The utterly pointless and vacuous 'celebrity lifestyle' magazines would have been a better target for the Child Eyes people.... *sigh*
  • DrJogalog
    I hate wankers like this. Fucking moronic idiots that have fuck all better to do.
  • Genman
    I'm guessing all these whingeing PC morons will be banning the internet in their homes too or maybe not allowing their brats on the beach when abroad? D!ckheads!!
  • Blue_Moon_23
    Yet again big companies like Tesco pandering to the noisy minority.

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