PC Skin Merchants

News that I missed, courtesy of The Babylon Bee:

NEW YORK, NY—In a controversial move, Sports Illustrated has unveiled photos of its first ever Baptist swimsuit model, pictured in a floor-length denim skirt, modest collared blouse, and no makeup or jewelry whatsoever, other than her purity ring.

The “hot” photoshoot includes pictures of the woman lying on the beach, rolling around in the water, and reading Passion and Purity on the beach in sexy poses, all while completely covered up.

Christians quickly praised the decision.

“We are glad SI finally sees the value of modesty,” one leading evangelical said. “A woman mostly covered from head to toe is a great precedent to set, and we hope more models going forward will be dressed this modestly.”

The woman, Becky Grace-Charity-Faith Benson, said she’s proud to represent her Baptist religious heritage. “It’s important for young Christian girls to see that beauty isn’t just being skinny or wearing b*kinis—it’s wearing a comfy pair of sneaks, a long, denim skirt you made at home, or a modest one-piece bathing suit under a swim shirt and long, flowy swim skirt.”

Go here to read the rest.  Reality is ever the best writer for The Bee:


We are absolutely thrilled to announce that Halima Aden is the newest member of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit family, making history as the first Muslim model to wear a hijab and burkini in the magazine.

Go here to read the rest.  I have never been a fan of Sports Illustrated, especially its adolescent swim suit issue, but the only thing worse than a skin merchant is a skin merchant with pc pretensions.


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  1. OT: I noticed this morning that my city put up the American flags they put out for Memorial Day, Flag Day, etc. Is there some holiday I’m forgetting?
    Or has my street department been infiltrated and taken over by communists?

  2. SI is consistent. Their scantily clad bikini women are equally chattel as Muslim women are.

    I don’t feel safe with people like that running the media. Need another box of bullets.

    I “kill” (not literally) time in MD waiting rooms looking at SI. It’s slightly less frightening than “The New Yorker” or “The Atlantic.”

    Who’d a thunk! SI is the anti-Charlie Hebdo.

    The devout murder bomber is mightier than the pen.

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