“I am speechless. This is a magazine with the demographic being between 13-17 years old girls.” Parks said in a post on social media today, December 27th, 2019. It’s not the first time Teen Vogue Magazine have found themselves in hot water for publishing what many consider to be inappropriate content for their demographic audience.

I could not imagine what parents of daughters in this day and age are up against
- Corey Parks

Teen Vogue recently published an article entitled: ‘Anal Sex: Saftey, How tos, Tips, and More. How to do it the right way’ with the clear aim of exposing their audience to sexual content. Corey Parks, a close friend of the late Lemmy Kilmister, former bass player for Nashville Pussy, and currently with The Shrine, said: “I could not imagine what parents of daughters in this day and age are up against. Keep your kids close and the dialogue going, setting clear boundaries on what their focus should be on as young people.”

Parks accused Teen Vogue of publishing content not suitable for their audience. “My tween niece is home for the holidays and her interests involve drawing anime and reading books. She hasn’t even kissed a boy... I used to read teen vogue when I was a young girl and there was nothing sexual about it.”

Earlier in 2019, Teen Vogue was the focus of backlash from parents after they ran an article that allegedly promoted prostitution to an audience of minors, as reported by the Washington Examiner. “It’s one thing to argue for the decriminalization of prostitution. It’s another thing to do so on a teen website, and to argue that sex work carries with it no more baggage than any other job. To say that selling sex is the same as becoming a doctor who treats sexual issues is disingenuous at best, and dangerous at worst.” said Madeline Fry, writer for the Washington Examiner.

One reader commented “Give it time. In a few years, the high school guidance counsellor will recommend sex work as a career option to school children.” whilst another said, “Was there not ONE editor at Teen Vogue that thought, “Hey, maybe this article isn’t appropriate for our audience?”

There’s definitely a need for society to understand that sex work, is still work, and a very viable option for some people, however, maybe say Teen Vogue is not the place for this lesson to be taught. Whilst it may have an older, sexually active teen audience, a large proportion of their audience are still minors. The mother of a 14-year-old also agreed with Parks. “I’m speechless. I’m a mom of a 14 year old girl. Why do people think there is a need to publish this type of stuff. I agree the dialogue has to be open. Your child has to feel comfortable to approach you with anything and everything. My daughter’s friends are shocked at what she tells me. I’d like to keep it that way.”

Author Bio: AC Speed

Senior Editor

I started my career as a music journalist in 2013 and have been involved in the music industry as a touring musician, studio engineer and artist consultant since 2002, as well as previously being a signed artist. My passion for delivering high quality, informative music-related news is a daily driving force behind the content I create. Also a huge gaming nerd! Born in the United Kingdom and currently living in Sweden. Skål!


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