Arkansas Children Shielded From Elton And Family

johnfurnish385 Arkansas Children Shielded From Elton And Family

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[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Elton John[/lastfm] and partner [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]David Furnish[/lastfm] may look a little silly in the picture above as they attend the premiere of Disney’s Gnomeo and Juliet, but should their images, along with their new baby Zachary, be banned from children’s viewing?  Apparently some residents of Mountain View, Arkansas feel that way and a local grocery store used their “family shield” to make sure that children would not be exposed to the John-Furnishes as they graced the cover of US Weekly.

The shield employed by Harps grocery store in Mountain View is a piece of plastic (the type usually reserved for racy men’s magazines) that reads “Family Shield. To protect young Harps shoppers.”  One local resident, who expressed feelings of being “shocked and horrified” when she saw the shield in use at her local grocer, took to her Twitter account to make sure that the picture was seen.  Click here to see the shield in action. is reporting that Harps has said that the shield was put in place after complaints from a number of customers, although Harps said, “We do not have an opinion on this issue.”

Harps has since removed the shield.

Take a look as the ladies of The View discuss the matter.

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