Hearst Corp. wasn’t commenting after a member of the Hearst family and a company heiress succeeded in convincing Walmart to pull the plug on the distribution of Cosmopolitan, one of Hearst’s popular magazine titles, in its stores’ checkout lines.
“Victoria Hearst on Wednesday thanked the ‘Lord Jesus Christ’ for getting Walmart to move the provocative Cosmopolitan magazine from its checkout line racks in thousands of stores,” The New York Post reports.
The heiress said in a statement: “We’ll [sic] done, good and faithful servant.” Victoria Hearst is the founder of Praise Him Ministries, the report notes.
“Hearst has been battling for years against Cosmo, the popular monthly magazine published by the company founded by her grandfather, the late William Randolph Hearst,” The Post reports. “The born-again Christian feels that having Cosmo at checkout lines without any shield over its sexy cover photos is too racy for kids.”
In her statement, she thanked the giant retailer, saying: “Thank you Walmart Corporation, as a company that honors family values for moving Cosmopolitan magazine from the cashier racks in your stores to the magazine section.
The Post adds: “Although she derives a steady income from dividends spewed out by Hearst Corp. under terms of the will and trust set up by her grandfather, she has in recent years been an unsparing critic of the magazine — said to be one of the most profitable in the Hearst magazine empire.”