Some Arizona grocery store employees have deemed that nude Jessica Simpson Elle cover too hot for the checkout aisle.
A tipster sent Jezebel this photo of Jessica's blossoming and very naked pregnant cover for sale in a market. The problem? Jess' body has been bowdlerized with a square of cardboard pleading, "PLEASE DO NOT REMOVE CARDBOARD!"
Okay. Many people also weren't so thrilled when Demi Moore did the same exact pose in 1991.
But Jessica's exposed baby bump hasn't been the first magazine cover emblazoned with a "too hot for shoppers!" scarlet letter -- even in the world of fashion mags:
- When androgynous model Andrej Pejic posed topless for the cover of Dossier magazine, some bookstore chains polybagged the issues before putting them on shelves, leading to cries of censorship.
As long as people are ditching their clothes to sell magazines, we're guessing America's lust for censoring them won't be dimming.
See more controversial mag covers: