How anyone thought this was a good idea, we'll never understand.
Maxim Korea is being slammed for their latest cover, which shows a male actor standing next the trunk of a car that holds what appears to be a naked woman, who's duct-taped at the ankles.
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The cover line reads, "The Real Bad Guy," with the below portion reportedly translating as, "So girls like 'bad guys'? This is what a bad guy looks like. Dying for him, right?"
According to Cosmo, the pictures inside the mag are even more disturbing, with one depicting a corpse lying abandoned in a plastic bag while another is shot from the eyes of the victim.
Needless to say, the publication has received countless complaints and an online petition was formed to have the issue pulled from newsstands.
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But despite the controversy, Maxim Korea's editorial department is defending the spread. "We did depict the crime of murder and body abandonment in a film noir way, but there's no hint of a sexual offense in the picture, and no fantasizing of sex crimes either," they said in a statement.
However, the petition argues that it's "natural that sexual crimes are implied when a sex-related medium deals with a male criminal and a victimized woman."
What do you think of the image?
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