A reader sent me this link, thinking I might find it funny. Why, yes I do.
Does anyone get Nick Magazine for their kids? We received the March issue in the mail yesterday & I find one of the cartoons to be very inappropriate for kids (m, warning potentially offensive)
It’s a lame cartoon, but then that’s what we might expect from a kiddie magazine. It’s also offensive because it portrays a horribly incorrect pattern of arm development in a cephalopod—it’s not sequential as drawn. The arms emerge during early embryonic development, as you can see here in this photo of a Euprymna embryo.
So yeah, I can understand why she’d be upset. Nick Magazine is like totally bogus, man. It’s anatomically and embryologically incorrect.
the baby octopus looks like a sperm & I really don’t think that is an appropriate thing for a kids magazine to be making fun of … I’ve called the magazine, but was only able to leave a voicemail so far.
She’s what? Upset because it looks like a sperm? Or because the magazine is making fun of sperm? I know they’re sacred, but this is going too far.
My son is almost 9 & has no idea why I’m upset about the magazine at the moment, but I still am not comfortable with seeing sexual things in this manner. I will be checking his future issues before he looks at them & I do NOT plan to renew the subscription.
Would this upset you?
No, it wouldn’t upset me in the least. And lady, you really need to release some of that tension if you look at that cartoon in a kid’s magazine and start thinking “sexual things”. Either that, or because this is from a forum for people who are having oodles of kiddies, maybe everything she sees makes her think of sex. Better take the baby’s pacifier away.
Although, come to think of it, the mama octopus in that cartoon is kind of hot, in a fresh-faced, wholesome sort of way.