Cosmo Slams Reality TV Star For Putting Guns on Wedding Registry, Readers Slam Cosmo in Comments
Cosmopolitan Magazine (Cosmo) ran an online article slamming one of the stars of the reality television show 19 Kids and Counting for the contents of her wedding registry.
If you’re not familiar with the show, here is a summary from Wikipedia,
19 Kids and Counting (formerly 17 Kids and Counting and 18 Kids and Counting), rendered graphically as 19 Kids & Counting in its onscreen logo, is an American reality television show on TLC. The show is about the Duggar family, which consists of parents Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar and their 19 children—nine girls and ten boys (including two sets of twins), all of whose names begin with the letter “J”. The series began on September 29, 2008. Season eight premiered on April 1, 2014.
Jill Duggar, 23 and her fiance Derick Dillard included, among other things, a Maverick 88 shotgun as well as a Smith and Wesson 15-22 rifle on their wedding registry. Of course, Cosmo just had to say something about that (and of course what they had to say just had to be incorrect). From the article,
Then it gets a little unconventional, with requests for Froot Loops (smart), Hershey’s cereal (smarter), and Raisin Bran (smartest). They also ask for gift cards to Panera, Buffalo Wild Wings, and Subway.
Finally, the weird stuff: They want some WD-40 and two fuh-reaking shotguns.
Of course, as I mentioned, they want 1 shotgun and 1 .22 rifle, but let’s not split hairs. The registry also includes a box of .22lr (good luck with that) and 4 boxes of Winchester PDX1 Defender 12 Gauge, because what good are those guns without some ammo?
The best part of this article was the reader comments. Here are a few of the best ones (these are all from female readers),
“Umm.. Guns are awesome. Hunting is awesome. Fishing is awesome. You got a problem with this girl and her awesome hobbies? Maybe as a women’s magazine you should be appreciating the fact that women love all kinds of activities (especially a traditionally male dominated one) and no matter what kinda hobbies you’re into, it’s cool.”
“This article is ridiculous. So putting a gun on your registry makes you a criminal (robbing a candy store) …pathetic Cosmo. Could you be any more liberal. At least pretend to be an unbiased journalist. Cosmo is becoming more and more of a joke to their “intended audience,” well informed, educated, independent women. Unfollow?..yep.”
“How is requesting protection for their family insane or in any way bad? More power to them!”
“I may unlike them after this one…I mean the writers suck but this is ridiculous. Calling them criminals and saying goodbye because they are exercising their rights as American citizens? Fucking stupid.”
“This is EPIC! I love this registry it’s about time people ask for things they really need and not want just because it’s super expensive.”
“Guns are awesome! I wish I had put a glock on my registry!”