Cosmopolitan reminds parents it’s an adult magazine

Poor Lea Michele – when you play an underage character on TV, apparently it prevents you from ever being able to act like an adult again.  Lea, whose character on Glee is a teenage student, is 24 in real life, and like many 24-year-olds with bodies to die for, she likes to dress sexy sometimes.  Big deal, right?

Well, apparently it is a big deal for some parents, who have taken issue with Lea’s recent cover shot for Cosmopolitan in which she wears a low-cut dress showing lots and lots of cleavage.  The argument the parents have made is that Lea is a role model for young girls, and she should act that way at all times. Cosmo’s response was clear and to the point: “Lea Michele is a grown woman and Cosmopolitan is a magazine is for adults.”  I mean, duh.

Cover Crimes: Scarlett Johannson Edition (Again.)

Behold Scarlett Johannson front and center on the soon-to-be extinct (yay!) Cosmogirl. Poor Scarlett has once again been talked into looking goofy for a magazine cover. Scarlett wants to Rock The Vote, so she’s dressed like a baton twirler on the Fourth of July even though it’s October. Star-spangled shorts-overalls aren’t quite as bad as formal shorts…but they are getting really close. Hopefully THIS is not one of “Fall’s Hottest Looks”, although there’s no way Snarkista will buy the mag to find out.

Snarkista thinks Scarlett is secretly celebrating the fact that Cosmogirl is going away for good! Skanky big sister mag Cosmopolitan is a monthly exercise of how many ways a cover can say “Sex”, or a derivative thereof. Cosmogirl couldn’t be QUITE as blatant due to it’s target market. There just aren’t that many ways to plug “sexy hair”, so the stumped editors have to close up shop. One less cover for Scarlett to get tricked into wearing the fug, and one less rag for mom and dad to worry about. And that’s a good thing.