Beauty Contest Handgun Photo Deemed “Inappropriate Content”


Last summer Bob Ferris’ wife returned from church looking particularly beautiful so he decided to take a few snapshots with his camera. A few months later the couple happened across a contest promotion in People magazine called “Real Beauty at Every Age.” The contest was open to everyone and all that it required was a photo submission. Just about all submissions, so long as the pictures were tasteful, were allowed entry into the contest.

But Sandra Ferris, who says the contest submission was her husband’s idea, didn’t even get past the qualifying stage.

Trending: House Hearing Descends Into Chaos After Republican Confronts Al Sharpton

Apparently, the photo she submitted was flagged as “inappropriate content” by People Magazine editors and was denied entry, though the magazine itself has yet to comment on specifically why the photo was not accepted.

take our poll - story continues below

Have smartphones made the world better or worse?

  • Have smartphones made the world better or worse?  

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Completing this poll grants you access to Freedom Outpost updates free of charge. You may opt out at anytime. You also agree to this site's Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Apparently, the submission broke the rules because Mrs. Ferris happened to be holding a .45 caliber handgun in the picture.

“I don’t think there is anything more beautiful than a woman holding a handgun,” said Bob Ferris in response to the rejected entry.

Here’s the offending photo:

Sandra-Ferris-with-gun

Though Mr. Ferris had his suspicions, he wasn’t convinced that the gun was the reason for the photo being rejected, so he persevered.

I didn’t think they’d reject the photo,” Bob Ferris said.

But they did, listing at least three possible reasons for rejection: size, focus or inappropriate content.

“I was a little shocked at first,” Bob Ferris said.

To see if the gun was the problem, Bob submitted a second pistol-packing momma picture, and was once again shot down. Only after entering a third time with a gunless photo did Bob finally hit the target – the photo was accepted.

The contest rules make it clear that the judges can reject any photo for any reason at any time.

His next submission using a different photograph was also rejected:

sandra-ferris-2

Not one to give up, Mr. Ferris really wanted to know whether the issue was because of problems with focus or size, so he sent over yet another picture, this time with no gun.

The third time was a charm and Mrs. Ferris’ picture was finally entered into the contest.

sandra-ferris-3

In all fairness, People magazine enjoys the same rights as a private business as individual Americans do, so they are protected by the First Amendment.

But apparently, that’s the only one that really matters to them, because the Second Amendment is now considered “inappropriate content” by the popular magazine.

Insofar as Bob and Sandra Ferris are concerned, they won’t be cancelling their subscription to People magazine… because they didn’t have one (and don’t plan on getting one any time soon).

Source

Don't forget to Like Freedom Outpost on Facebook and Twitter, and follow our friends at RepublicanLegion.com.

You Might Like
Previous The Politician Protection Act: Attorney General will be Stripped of Power by South Carolina House Bill
Next I am an Agent of Social Change America

Join the conversation!

We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, profanity, vulgarity, doxing, or discourteous behavior. If a comment is spam, instead of replying to it please click the ∨ icon to the right of the comment, and report it as spam. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain fruitful conversation.