I know the entire publishing industry is hurting right now. Newspapers are closing or going to online only, and magazine ad sales are down almost 50% in some cases. Therefore, I understand that a magazine might try and pull a gimmick to generate some extra sales to translate into ad dollars, but putting Miley Cyrus on the cover of Glamour is not it. Oh, I'm sure in the past Glamour has probably had a 16 year old model on the cover, but they probably looked 25, and no one knew they were 16.
Glamour is an "adult" magazine that has sold out now and doesn't care about their reputation, only sales. Glamour is hoping though that by putting Miley on the cover tweens all over the US will buy the magazine and jolt their sales. Umm, yeah. So, what do you tell your 12 year old child when they want to buy Glamour and you have to discuss with them, "25 Things You Do Guys Secretly Love And Six That Freak Them Out."
They are also going to show your tweener 131 ways for them to get a better body and how to lose 8 pounds this month. Nothing like starting those image issues early in life. Of course maybe Glamour isn't trying to boost sales through kids. Maybe they think all of you are anxiously awaiting the issue to come out because you can't wait to read all about how Miley thinks she and Justin Gaston are perfect together and how he is the most respectful person she has ever known and how she loves both Angelina and Jen equally.
Oh, and if that isn't enough, you can also read about how she has not been this happy in many years. She is 16. WTF? If you are 16 and getting paid millions of dollars a year, every damn day should be a happy day. I don't want to hear anyone complaining who is in that situation about anything.