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Friday, December 18, 2015
Miranda Kerr's naked Harper's Bazaar cover pulled from Australian supermarket chain
An Australian supermarket chain has pulled Miranda Kerr's racy Harper's Bazaar magazine cover from its shelves.
The former Victoria's Secret beauty stripped completely naked for the latest issue of the monthly glossy, and it appears to have caused quite a stir - and not the good kind.
The magazine hit newsstands just days ago, on December 14, but Coles supermarket has already reportedly removed around 3,000 copies of the magazine from its 800 stores.
A spokesperson for Coles supermarket told The Sydney Morning Herald that customer feedback was the reason for the ban.
"In response to feedback from our customers, many of whom shop with their children, we removed the magazine from sale earlier this week," they said.
In response, Harper's Bazaar editor-in-chief Kellie Hush explained: "I'm the editor of a niche luxury fashion magazine and I've just had ABC Radio on [calling me] – I don't think Harper's Bazaar Australia has ever been talked about on the ABC.
She added to Women's Wear Daily: "Obviously I don't want anything damaging to the brand and don't think this is. It's disappointing, but I'm very proud of it.
"Steven Chee is an amazing photographer, my team are proud of it, Miranda is proud of it. It's not going to stop me from pushing boundaries again, that's for sure."