Lois Griffin vs Marge Simpson
The controversial decision to give Marge Simpson the adult magazine cover is hot stuff. If you don't think so, check out what's going on at Twitter. Twitter is going crazy right now over Marge Simpson's news, and not all of it is good. Although there are plenty of happy Simpsonites, there are also a lot of negative feelings over the poor choice of cartoon characters. Many Tweeters are saying Family Guy's Lois Griffin should have gotten the centerfold, others claim Jessica Rabbit is better looking than Lois Griffin. I'm sure there are plenty of animated bombshells that could have been chosen, but for whatever reason, Marge Simpson will be gracing the front cover of this magaine in the November issue.
Top 10 Tweets in Favor of Lois Griffin:
"Marge Simpson on the cover of X. NASA blowing up the moon. Obama winning a peace prize. This world is losing the plot."
"I would rather see Lois Griffin from Family Guy pose in X than Marge Simpson. Just sayin'."
"I really don't care about Marge Simpson in X. But if they feature Lois Griffin, please let me know."
"Marge Simpson? I'd rather see Lois Griffin on the cover of X."
"Why is Marge Simpson still a trending topic, I have no idea. Lois Griffin would have been a much better choice in my opinion."
"As much as I'm humored by Marge Simpson being in X, I do think Lois Griffin is hotter."
"Marge Simpson??? What is this world coming to...Everybody knows Lois Griffin would sell more magazines."
"Marge Simpson on the cover of X... I think they should have gotten Lois Griffin first... ah well guess Marge needed the money."
"X will follow the Marge Simpson cover with a cartoon only issue, featuring Jessica Rabbit, Lois Griffin, and Sarah Palin."
"Marge Simpson on X cover? What next? Lois Griffin? Wilma Flintstone? Daphne from Scobby Do?"
Why a Cartoon Character?
The Chicago-based magazine hired Scott Flanders as new CEO back in June. He's in the business of changing things and making money for
the publication. The Marge Simpson centerfold is "obviously somewhat tongue-in-cheek," Flanders said in an interview Thursday. "It had never been done, and we thought it would be kind of hip, cool and unusual. The idea is to attract readers in their 20s -- an appealing demographic compared with the average publication reader's age of 35," Flanders said.
The Chicago Tribune commented, "If that's the mission, then why not feature "Family Guy's" way hotter Lois?"
I wonder what Julie Kavner and Alex Borstein think about all this?
For a related article, read "Marge Simpson to Be Playboy's November Cover Girl."
Sources: chicagotribune.com; wikimedia
Written by Donna Diegel