12-Year-Old Gets Maxim Mag, Mom Not Happy

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Nothing in mens mags you wont see on TV (Bravo Im looking at you :D).

Interestingly Cosmopolitan has some of the most disturbing stuff Ive seen, boob jobs & very explicit sex stories.

So go figure...

JimmyBassatti:

oliveira8:

JimmyBassatti:

You guys said Maximum doesn't know how to be funny...didn't the cover say "Megan Fox, the Re-birth of Sexy"? I think that's pretty funny...considering how Megan Fox is rather ugly compared to some of the other stars out there...

Silence of the Lamb Chops was also good. I laughed during very long periods of time and very loud so my neighbours could listen to my laughter.

...

Exactly. Maximum is funny, as it is stupider than Playboy, doesn't go all out like Playboy, and features "swamp thing" on the cover, calling "Swamp thing" sexy. See...even Maximum can make a few jokes... but, I'll stick to Playboy, since they had Marilyn Monroe in one issue :D
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[More hate for Maximum] I'd be mad if I was the mother, too. At least they can have the respect to give the boy a magazine that isn't total fail...like Playboy or Penthouse.

It's called Maxim, you fool. You lost all credibility by saying you hate something that we're not talking about. Isn't Maximum about Motocross?

OT - Meh, I've been reading magazines like this since I was 11, and all I heard about it from my mum was tips on how to hide them in case my gran found them. I therefore have to believe that this woman is insane/scarily overprotective. Both should result in the child being put into protective custody.

I bet he's happy about it!

You know, all this could have been avoided if the kid had used the INTERNET to get his news like every other gamer on the planet...

That's sort of fucked up for the magazine people to do. Why do they assume that the people interested in videogames are the same people interested in almost-skin magazines? Do they think little kids can't be interested in video games?

Idiots.

Chipperz:

JimmyBassatti:

oliveira8:

JimmyBassatti:

You guys said Maximum doesn't know how to be funny...didn't the cover say "Megan Fox, the Re-birth of Sexy"? I think that's pretty funny...considering how Megan Fox is rather ugly compared to some of the other stars out there...

Silence of the Lamb Chops was also good. I laughed during very long periods of time and very loud so my neighbours could listen to my laughter.

...

Exactly. Maximum is funny, as it is stupider than Playboy, doesn't go all out like Playboy, and features "swamp thing" on the cover, calling "Swamp thing" sexy. See...even Maximum can make a few jokes... but, I'll stick to Playboy, since they had Marilyn Monroe in one issue :D
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[More hate for Maximum] I'd be mad if I was the mother, too. At least they can have the respect to give the boy a magazine that isn't total fail...like Playboy or Penthouse.

It's called Maxim, you fool. You lost all credibility by saying you hate something that we're not talking about. Isn't Maximum about Motocross?

OT - Meh, I've been reading magazines like this since I was 11, and all I heard about it from my mum was tips on how to hide them in case my gran found them. I therefore have to believe that this woman is insane/scarily overprotective. Both should result in the child being put into protective custody.

No, Maximum is a men's magazine, I believe. Fuck, you are right. Forget me, I do say. Still...I'd rather have a Playboy.

Lonan:
Although I do symphasize with the mother since EGM jumped this on her, she should really be letting her son own his life when he's 12. Only six years until he's going to have to. "I wasn't given a choice if I wanted to receive Maxim as a replacement for EGM before it showed up in my mailbox," is my main beef with her. She makes it seem like it's her magazine, and they changed her subscription on her. It's hard to separate yourself from your mother and become your own person when they treat you like this.

Since he is only 12 years old, it's likely that she paid for his EGM subscription. Therefore she has a legitimate beef, as the charge for Maxim is going to be showing up on HER credit card, when she nor her son wanted it.

Given that according to the original news item this article cites, the first thing the 12 year old boy DID was show the magazine to his mom--("'I saw two magazines with my name on it, so I went back to the house and showed it to my mom,' said the 12 year old.")--it sounds like he wasn't happy with it either, so all the people thinking that the mom is somehow inappropriately sheltering him from the universe are quite a bit off on this one.

Well i wouldnt mind if Maxim showed up im my mailbox, would save me a trip to the store, but i guess some parents want their kids to be sexually retarded and wonder if girls have balls. Its not like he got porn in his mail, its a magazine about everything guy-like, has humor in it and a few pictures of topless girls, but if the woman wanted it canceled it should have been, i wouldnt like to pay for something i dont want.

I'd be happy if I got that mag last year ;) ( or even a few months ago when I was 12 )

How old do you have to be to subscribe to a gaming magazine?
I guess only the 15+/18+ subscribers have had their subscriptions replaced with maxim...

Malygris:
filled by Maxim, the boobs-and-humor periodical popular among meatheads who aren't quite sophisticated enough for Penthouse.

I prefer to call it 'Porn for Cowards' if I'm honest.

And I guess the 'Wii fan' part was to colour him as a complete innocent to stir up the controversy, eh wbztv? I say at least he's getting a head start, but of course his mother won't agree. It is wrong that the subscription was changed without notice though, completely wrong.

DeathQuaker:

Lonan:
Although I do symphasize with the mother since EGM jumped this on her, she should really be letting her son own his life when he's 12. Only six years until he's going to have to. "I wasn't given a choice if I wanted to receive Maxim as a replacement for EGM before it showed up in my mailbox," is my main beef with her. She makes it seem like it's her magazine, and they changed her subscription on her. It's hard to separate yourself from your mother and become your own person when they treat you like this.

Since he is only 12 years old, it's likely that she paid for his EGM subscription. Therefore she has a legitimate beef, as the charge for Maxim is going to be showing up on HER credit card, when she nor her son wanted it.

Given that according to the original news item this article cites, the first thing the 12 year old boy DID was show the magazine to his mom--("'I saw two magazines with my name on it, so I went back to the house and showed it to my mom,' said the 12 year old.")--it sounds like he wasn't happy with it either, so all the people thinking that the mom is somehow inappropriately sheltering him from the universe are quite a bit off on this one.

Ba-zing, I'll admit you got me on that one.

*Gasp* a 12 year old boy might see a little bit of skin in a magazine!! It's over-reaction man to the rescue!!!! ((snatches the magazine and donates it too some kid whose mother is'nt a borderline psychotic, controlling bint.))

seriousley, wtf? if it was playboy or something nastier, I could understand. does this kid never watch tv? or play anything but g rated video games?

The fact is, there are two problems at hand:

1. A paying customer is receiving a different product than they paid for. A few months ago, I ordered a Brick game device (tetris, racing, other cheaply made games) on eBay, and got a DVD of "Weapons of War: US Navy Carriers" instead. Even if the documentary had been interesting (it wasn't), it wasn't what I paid for, and I was pissed. The mother is in the exact situation.

2. The publisher is hindering her right to parent as she sees fit. In spite of what some people seem to think, it's not a question of whether she's being too conservative by not wanting him exposed to it; she's STILL the parent, and as such should be able to make the final decision. If she doesn't want her son reading MAXIM, or doesn't want the magazine in her house, that's her choice. Call her a prude all you want, but that doesn't change the fact that there is nothing wrong with her deciding her own morals.

P.S. Thanks

My very Christian friend who is a Wii gamer had this same thing happen. He (and especially his wife) were VERY upset. They should have sent out a card asking if you'd like the remainder of the subscription in "Maxim" before they sent out a single issue. I wonder how many other kids got it, too?

Yea, I don't remember what magazine subscription I had but when that went under I started receiving Woman's Fitness as a replacement. Trouble is, I'm a male. Maybe the exercises in there work, but I'm sure there's something else they could have decided to send me.

Ah... I smell a law suite(sp?). Well it was blatantly obvious that something like this will happen.

joystickjunki3:
Maxim is a fairly innocent magazine. No reason why the boy can't read through it; the boy's gonna have to learn sometime, and if his mom isn't going to talk to him about it, then he might as well learn from a good periodical.

or the internet......

Covarr:
The fact is, there are two problems at hand:

1. A paying customer is receiving a different product than they paid for. A few months ago, I ordered a Brick game device (tetris, racing, other cheaply made games) on eBay, and got a DVD of "Weapons of War: US Navy Carriers" instead. Even if the documentary had been interesting (it wasn't), it wasn't what I paid for, and I was pissed. The mother is in the exact situation.

2. The publisher is hindering her right to parent as she sees fit. In spite of what some people seem to think, it's not a question of whether she's being too conservative by not wanting him exposed to it; she's STILL the parent, and as such should be able to make the final decision. If she doesn't want her son reading MAXIM, or doesn't want the magazine in her house, that's her choice. Call her a prude all you want, but that doesn't change the fact that there is nothing wrong with her deciding her own morals.

P.S. Thanks

QFT, on both points. Thank you.

I wonder how many female subscribers EGM had, and what they're saying now about their new delivery...

Spleenbag:
This same thing happened to me. I got home one day and my dad asked me why the Maxim had been delivered. He thought one of my friends did it for a prank or something, but I checked on the magazine cover and it said "as a replacement for the rest of your EGM subscription, you'll be receiving Maxim for the remaining time period" or something along those lines.

was your dad annoyed that they sent you Maxim? like saying it's a bad magazine? just out off interest.

Anyway. They shouldn't have given him a replacement magazine, without asking.
However the mum shouldn;t be pissed that it's maxim. There is nothing wrong with that magazine. he's about to hit the age where he will tell his friends he found a porn mag in the bushes anyway.

How can some people be so abso-freakin'-lutely retarded. Did they not think for a second? Or maybe this was the conversation that had been going on in the conference room at the time of this decision.

"Ok. We're tanking. I vote we replace all the subscriptions with Maxim. Hehe, I'm sure our audience loves that.
- But sir..
- Boobs.
- Sigh.
- Also, you're fired."

Something like this was bound to happen eventually. Makes it no less amusing though.

Oh no! A 12 year old child will see nudity! (Despite all the other times he saw it, starting in elementary school and even before that in the shower)

Overprotecting your kids is damaging them.

He's 12.

Smart money is, he knows more horrible and disgusting fetishes than his mom could even begin to think of.

Also, I still can't be the only one who thinks Megan Fox is completely unattractive, can I?

MaxTheReaper:
He's 12.

Smart money is, he knows more horrible and disgusting fetishes than his mom could even begin to think of.

Also, I still can't be the only one who thinks Megan Fox is completely unattractive, can I?

I don't get it either Max. I've seen her and its just doesn't...you know...click.

When I was twelve I already had a pretty solid idea of sex and had a porn folder that jacked up my tiny harddrive. This kid knows all about the lady parts and he wants them. Stop being so ignorant parents :P.

mmmmmmmmmmmmm megan fo.......i mean mafia lawyer tips

AlexTheBucket2112:
I'm sure the kid didn't mind.

i'm sure he wouldn't have said anything till his mom saw it lol

Mom not happy.

Father -thrilled-!

I think that a lot of people, save one or two, are missing the point:

They aren't getting what they paid for. It doesn't matter what they got instead, his mom paid for EGM, if they aren't going to send that, they need give them options, either a refund or alternate subscription of their choice, not force a specific alternate subscription down their throat without notice.

It doesn't matter what the alternate subscription is, even if it was still game-related, it isn't the promised product.

As for the statements along the lines of "she's over-protective", "it's not that bad", "kids know anyway", etc... It doesn't matter, it isn't what she paid for. Maybe it's not that she doesn't want her kid to know about sex or thinks he doesn't yet, maybe she just doesn't want him to learn about sex from there, where she may be of the opinion that they present sex and sexuality in a bad way that objectifies women. That may not be your opinion, but it's hers and she's entitled to it and how she raises her child. That, or it simply isn't what she paid for and she'd rather have her money back or another gaming magazine instead.

I swear I saw this exact same story like 6 months ago!

Lonan:
In most parts of rural Canada that I'm aware of, people have passed the point of experimentation, and are experienced with sex by the time they're 12. Maxim at 12? Oh no. Although I do symphasize with the mother since EGM jumped this on her, she should really be letting her son own his life when he's 12. Only six years until he's going to have to. "I wasn't given a choice if I wanted to receive Maxim as a replacement for EGM before it showed up in my mailbox," is my main beef with her. She makes it seem like it's her magazine, and they changed her subscription on her. It's hard to separate yourself from your mother and become your own person when they treat you like this.

true lol
they at least teach you about it in grade 6 or so ...

oh, would you look at that, the party alert level has been raised to code black. looks like we're gunna be havin' some fun this summer :D

OT: I agree with the mom, even though she IS overreacting, they should have sent out that notice when the last issuse of EGM came out, which would give people time to send in if they wanted the subscription cancelled (if they did and I just missed it because of my mental reatrdation, don't call me on it) then mom wouldn't be complaining kid wouldn't be looking at *GASP* women?!?! and everyone would be happy... It's not like they show any ACTUAL nudity in maxim anyway.

SODAssault:
I really would've loved to hear from the kid on this one, and not just his fundie mother.

"Well, Jake, how do you feel about all of this?"
"Honestly, sir? If I don't get that magazine back, I'm going to go on a killing spree. I've got hair in funny places and I'm pissing fire."

You know that's not normal right?

Kalezian:

joystickjunki3:
Maxim is a fairly innocent magazine. No reason why the boy can't read through it; the boy's gonna have to learn sometime, and if his mom isn't going to talk to him about it, then he might as well learn from a good periodical.

or the internet......

Well yeah, but I was just saying that this mom needs to lighten up. If she's not going to talk w/ her kid about boobs and vaginas, then she has to expect that he'll learn from somewhere else.

I know my parents would rather that I bought Maxims than real dirty mags at the age of 12. I know this because they let me get Maxim (which I really do enjoy reading and looking at, and then I had the internet for real pr0n. I loved my Dreamcast... not like that).

McCa:

SODAssault:
I really would've loved to hear from the kid on this one, and not just his fundie mother.

"Well, Jake, how do you feel about all of this?"
"Honestly, sir? If I don't get that magazine back, I'm going to go on a killing spree. I've got hair in funny places and I'm pissing fire."

You know that's not normal right?

It's a euphemism for a young man that has become newly acquainted with the highly unpleasant sensation of taking the morning piss with an erection.

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