SEEKING ASYLUM FROM A LAD’S MAG
UPDATE, JULY 20.
ZOO WEEKLY and ACP have now formally apologised for this ill-conceived campaign. You can read their apology at the end of this item.*
To be honest, I’m not sure whether to give these deadbeats more oxygen, but since I reckon Kyle Sandilands could do with a break… maybe it’s a humanitarian act.
Come on down Tim Keen, editor of Zoo Weekly magazine. He thinks it’s a circulation winner to stalk a female politician. Asking her to strip off, then when she ignores him, Photoshop her head onto a bikini body.
He also reckons it’s a cack to make fun of the world’s most desperate, suffering women with his search for Australia’s “hottest asylum seeker”.
Hope this edition makes it big, Timmo, maaaate, because, according to circulation figures quoted by Crikey – “Former powerhouse FHM published its last edition in May; Ralph was closed in July 2010. ACP’s Zoo Weekly, launched to great fanfare in 2006, has shed over 50% of its circulation since July 2011” – you’re floundering.
Like some foxy chick asylum seeker, you could sink like a stone if your latest desperate move doesn’t give you some refuge from your plummeting sales.
Even despite ACP positioning your noxious offering on the counter in convenience stores where kids go to buy their lollies after school.
That edition with the norks and free 3D glasses? Maaaate…Genius!
Suck in the kids who are off to see Toy Story 3D. And when they put on the free glasses… it’s tits! Nice work.
Of course Zoo made a splash in 2008 with an offer to MP Kate Ellis to get her funbags out.
She was then Minister for Early Childhood Education, Child Care and Youth and Minister for Sport.
Oops, sorry, should have said: “stunningly sexy Kate Ellis”.
“We would make ourselves available at any moment and whisk her off to Fiji or Bali for the photo shoot,” said then-editor Paul Merrill, upping his original $30,00 offer (all to go to charity, of course).
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