LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- Barnes & Noble and Borders want to censor a magazine cover that features a shirtless androgynous male model.
The 19-year-old Australian model, Andrej Pejic, appears on the cover of Dossier with curlers in his hair and his chest exposed.
Dossier co-founder and creative director Skye Parrott told Jezebel.com: "We knew that this cover presented a very strong, androgynous image, and that could make some people uncomfortable. That's partly why we chose it."
Parrott tells the site that the censorship poses a question of gender.
"What message are the big book stores sending - that the male torso is only appropriate all-ages viewing when the man in question is ripped?"
Those who oppose the censorship say if Pejic were more muscular and had a more masculine face, the bookstores wouldn't think twice about selling the magazine as-is.
Bookstores Censor Magazine Featuring Androgynous Male Model
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