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Walmart will be pulling Cosmopolitan magazine from their checkout lines because an activist group believes it is too sexy. The company will continue selling it in the magazine aisle if customers wish to buy it.

“As with all products in our store, we continue to evaluate our assortment and make changes,” a rep for Walmart said in a statement. “Walmart will continue to offer Cosmopolitan to customers that wish to purchase the magazine, but it will no longer be located in the checkout aisles. While this was primarily a business decision, the concerns raised were heard.”

The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE), an anti-pornography advocacy group also known as Morality in Media, has been pressuring the company behind the scenes for months to make this change. They believe that Cosmo no longer being visible to young customers at the checkout is important.

Cosmopolitan we think is especially important to address because they really do target young girls,” says Haley Halverson, NCOSE’s Vice President of Advocacy and Outreach. “We see that with their bubble-gum pink covers, with the Disney stars that are on it, and they’re targeting young girls with messages that are equivalent to the messages about female sexuality that Playboy promotes.”

The NCOSE says that the removal from the checkout lines is a huge step toward “creating a culture where women and girls are valued as whole persons, rather than as sexual objects.”

Halverson also likened the policy change to the #MeToo movement. Many people online had differing opinions on the controversial move.

Cosmopolitan describes itself as a “bible for fun, fearless females that reaches more than 18 million readers a month.” They have yet to comment on Walmart’s decision. Only time will tell if this move will hurt sales of the magazine or if we’ll just start to see more women heading down the magazine aisle to get their fix.