Skip to comments.Cosmo mocks young Dugger for guns on wedding registry, angry readers push back
Posted on 06/22/2014 12:12:14 PM PDT by holymoly
Cosmopolitan Magazine probably didnt anticipate the backlash it would receive when it ran an online article mocking a conservative reality TV show star for what was on her wedding registry.
Jill Dugger, 23, is part of 19 Kids and Counting, the reality show featuring Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar and their 19 children which first aired in 2008. With nine girls and ten boys (including two sets of twins), all of whose names begin with the letter J, the series is now in its eighth season.
Dugger and her fiancé, Derek Dillard, tweeted their wedding registry announcement in April, which listed among a long list of other items a Maverick 88 shotgun and a Smith and Wesson 15-22 rifle.
Check out my Wedding website: http://t.co/XLzt6W2T3J
Derick Dillard (@derick4Him) April 13, 2014
Snagging the information from an Us Magazine article, Cosmo jumped at the opportunity to slam the couple, writing this:
It starts off as you would expect, with requests for things from Walmart, Amazon, and Bed Bath & Beyond. Then it gets a little unconventional, with requests for Froot Loops (smart), Hersheys cereal (smarter), and Raisin Bran (smartest). They also ask for gift cards to Panera, Buffalo Wild Wings, and Subway.
Finally, the weird stuff: They want some WD-40 and two fuh-reaking shotguns.
Readers took to the comments section to voice their displeasure with the tone of the article, with Sam writing this:
Umm.. Guns are awesome. Hunting is awesome. Fishing is awesome. You got a problem with this girl and her awesome hobbies? Maybe as a womens magazine you should be appreciating the fact that women love all kinds of activities (especially a traditionally male dominated one) and no matter what kinda hobbies youre into, its cool.
Timothy wrote this:
Oh my god. They want to own a constitutionally protected item that they have a right to own? How about we all support them in their desire to be American. Those who have a problem with it should consider moving to oh, lets say, China. In China you will be protected from the freedom of others.
And Cat had the best response of all:
Looking back on things, I wished Id put firearms in my registry than most of the wine glasses and other impractical things that are part of the typical wedding registry. However, since Cosmo has gone the way of all the other liberal media still trying to vilify guns, allow me to say a couple of things.
1) Your magazines target market is women. Women also happen to be the fastest growing demographic of new gun owners. So, jumping onto the gun-grabbers wagon is probably a stupid move.
2) Since your magazine contains fuh-reaking anti-gun comments about people exercising their constitutionally protected rights, Good-bye.
The couple was married Saturday. BizPac Review wishes them the best in their future together.
As for Cosmo, it appears it will be losing some readers.
H/T: Guns Save Lives
WD-40 and shotguns are "weird stuff"?
Stupid leftists, do they not remember messing with Phil Robertson ?
Cosmo also promotes a nasty slutty lifestyle of promiscuity that results in STDs, abortions and psychological problems, but that’s all acceptable. That’s truly what’s freakin’ weird.
iIthought everybody used WD40 on the wedding night!.
It does however weaken the bond of the duct tape to the anchor point
but that can be overcome with a half hitch.
Smith and Wesson 15-22
Not a shotgun
Go after these people and mock them relentlessly. Thats what they did to us.
Folks, as stupid as it seems, people are still tribal and you are either at the coll kids table or you arent. High school never ends especially for libs.
But it’s reality for us all today. And the faster we demonize their idiocy and make demonizing idiocy ‘cool’ the more converts come to our side.
I know. Juvenile. But its also reality in the world of today. Besides. 2A/Guns ARE ‘cool’ and worth fighting over/for.
I understand when some people aren’t familiar with ‘old’ history but Phil Robertson is listed under recent events! Forget your history and you’ll repeat mistakes of olden days, without fail.
Well....haven’t read Cosmo since the 1970’s, when there were more bare bosoms in it than in Playboy, and it provided good intel for single guys who wanted to know what single gals were being taught.
“In the war between the sexes, it’s so hard to avoid fraternizing with the `enemy’.”
Picked up a Cosmo recently. It’s gone all tacky & raunchy, kinda like tatoos on women.
Yep, kinda like that nazi gun control crap...
lol. I never understood why people read those kinds of things. Like “Bride” magazine with 400 pages... how many different wedding dresses does there need to be??
On wedding registry it seems a bit out of place! But then again my WD-40 needs are already met!
It isn’t that leftists don’t remember Phil Robertson, it’s that their limited intellect cannot conceive of an opinion at odds with their opinion being held by anyone. In their crabbed view of the human experience, to disagree with them about anything is to label oneself as stupid or, at best, uninformed.
Those comments are excellent, thanks for sharing this.
The comments are far more cogent that what I’ve seen on this sites of many other more “serious” publications. Cosmo should appreciate their readers, they seem to be smart & discerning people.
Oh yes, and best wishes to the newlyweds!
I’m sure Cosmo editors are referring to the Remington Model 572 when it was available in .22 smoothbore for firing crimped snakeshot shells.
I have no problem with that (and I've had quite a bit of practice at it).
My experience is that when you point out the facts to liberals, they simply tell you you're wrong and stupid, and make up their own "facts" that support their argument.
Since I don't have Google available in my head, that pretty much ends it. They go away thinking how smart they are for beating me in an argument, and I go away telling myself for the one-millionth time not to get in arguments with liberals.
Guns on the registry ? Heck we had a shotgun at my wedding....
It took me to the wise old age of 19 to decide that a magazine that promoted empowering women by giving instructions on ‘how to please your man in bed’ was too ridiculous to even acknowledge, let alone purchase.
What is the difference between the Duggers and the Kardashians?
Granted the Duggers (and the Duck Dynasty family) seem to be basically good clean living and moral people and the Kardashians are complete trash and completely immoral and perhaps an argument can be made that they are the counter point to more trashy reality TV, but at the end of the day, they are both pimping their personal lives out for all to see in exchange for fame and the all mighty dollar.
I apologize in advance to anyone who sees it differently but thats how I see it.
Norm is so right! Ridicule them as they do us, because the Left has thin skin and yearns to be in the cool cliques. This is evident in their herd mentality and in their screeching down opposing views. Parody them, poke fun, flood them with comments... they get furious and reveal their dark fascistic ambitions.
Cosmo is a women’s magazine? About 30-40 years ago or so, I noticed that the covers were all about women with cleavage, and had become a pseudo playgirl mag. In fact I thought maybe they were expanding their target to young males.
No decent, self-respecting woman would ever read Cosmo.
I suspect their circulation will go down quite a bit over this.
No flames here. I agree with you.
Cosmo is only interested in promoting whores, the whore lifestyle and abortion. You will never see Sarah Palin on the Cover.
Its a NY lefty rag anyway. Why are its readers shocked??? Its so obvious this rag would take this position.
When I was in grade school, I would go from school to the public library across the street, and wait there for my mom to get off work. I found Cosmo very educational...
“With nine girls and ten boys (including two sets of twins), all of whose names begin with the letter J, the series is now in its eighth season.”
I’d love to see the male/ female demographic breakdown of who watches this sort of stuff.
The great thing about Jill and Derrick is that they never even held hands before they were engaged and did not kiss until the minister said you may kiss the bride. So I imagine she’ll have good self control of that shotgun. I wish them a happy life together.
To the numbskulls at COZMO!
God did NOT create men and women equal.
But SMITH AND WESSON sure did!
See my post #12.
As noted, there were as many bare breasts in Cosmo as in Playboy in those days. The mag seemed to be saying to women, “This is what you’re supposed to look like; this is the ideal bosom, the standard for the beauty of the bosom”.
The 1997 film “Breast Men”, about the plastic surgeons who pioneered implants, depicts the same timeframe.
Find a copy of Helen Gurley Brown’s 1983 “Having It All” guide for happiness & fulfillment. But then, just what’s so wrong with a woman seeking a secure relationship & knowing something about pleasing the man in her life?
HGB felt that was fine, as long as the guy was a millionaire.
No one’s life is as interesting to me as my own is. I happened across an episode of the Duggars one time where the big deal was one of the boys cleaning cat poop out of some building. Grossed me out and I thought who in their right mind would voluntarily watch this? Really who cares what they do on a daily basis? Same thing with the Duck folks. My grandson cajoled me into watching recently. The story was buying a new mattress!! Really? All it was was him and her wallowing around trying out mattresses and making thinly veiled sex jokes in front of their sons!! I made him change the channel.
Would have probably been more practical to list ammo. For the adventurous "Ammo - All kinds". You can spend your later years collecting the weapons that go with the ammo you already have.