On January 23rd, we talked to Vancouver mom Trina Campbell, who lodged a complaint against a West Vancouver American Apparel outlet. She'd been in the store with her 13 year-old daughter and opened a copy of "Butt" magazine, displayed in a knapsack for sale. She was shocked to find pornographic images inside. The outlet was subsequently fined under a city bylaw requiring adult magazines to be displayed under an opaque cover, at least 47 inches above the floor.
American Apparel stores do sell "Butt" magazine, but usually behind the counter. Trina complained because she felt it wasn't her choice to see the explicit images and that it was inappropriate for the American Apparel to display the magazine so openly given its young clientele. What do you think?