Home > News > The Source Bans Adult-Oriented Advertising • Bookmark   • Newsletters   • Register Search Options

NEWS STORY

The Source Bans Adult-Oriented Advertising

The Source Bans Adult-Oriented Advertising
Get XBIZ News
Jan 20, 2009 4:00 PM PST    Text size: 
NEW YORK — Publishers of hip-hop magazine The Source announced Monday that they will no longer run advertisements for adult-oriented products, websites or services in the magazine.

The Source, previously considered hip-hop’s most “infamous” magazine, came under the ownership of co-publisher L. Londell McMillan and a group of investors after it nearly went bankrupt last year.

McMillan said the “booty ads” promoting adult films, adult websites and escort services that were previously featured at the back of the magazine will no longer be accepted in an effort to redefine the “raunchy” image of hip-hop and maintain a “commitment to social responsibility.”

According to McMillan, company officials realize their new advertising strategy is risky, but hope the adult advertisements will be replaced by ads from more mainstream companies.

“It’s about time the hip-hop industry stop advertising junk and be more responsible about what we sell to our readers,” McMillan said. “We owe it to our readers and the parents who don’t want their children reading about the latest porn sites and seeing booty ads in the back of the magazine.”

Some current advertisers in The Source include Toyota, Sony, the United Negro College Fund and the Army.

More ways to get XBIZ News:  RSS Feeds  |  E-Newsletters  |  Desktop Widget  |  Mobile
Looking for porn star news and behind-the-scene videos? Check out XFANZ.com !

LEGAL PERSPECTIVES

Porn ‘Public Health Crisis’ Is False, Dangerous

We are witnessing the early stages of a moral panic, the likes of which we have not seen since the Reagan Administration. As I write this, there are 27 states in the process of passing mandatory porn... More »

The Skinny on the New DMCA Requirement

The requirements under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) have changed, but the sky is not falling. We have, even as a law firm, been hit with an unbelievable amount of spam sent out by law firms... More »

2017 Outlook: Legal Matters Around the Corner

The adult entertainment business’ legal community recently weighed in the top issues that companies and the industry, as a whole, should be concerned about. XBIZ asked industry attorneys to discuss... More »
XBIZ NEWSLETTERS
Stay informed of the latest industry developments. Get XBIZ newsletters delivered to your inbox. Subscribe today!
Enter email address:

* To manage existing subscriptions click here.






POPULAR PRODUCTS & SERVICES
Submit your press release to
multiple news outlets with 1 click.
Subscribe to RSS news feeds or
add free content to your website.
Access XBIZ news and articles
with your mobile device.
Access the latest issues of the industry's leading trade publications in digital form. View online or download for offline viewing.

UPCOMING EVENTS

XBIZ.net Paysite Meetup

May 04 - May 04
Prague, Czech Republic

Eurowebtainment 2017

May 17 - May 20
Majorca, Spain

XBIZ Retreat

May 30 - Jun 03
Miami, Florida

XBIZ Miami 2017

May 30 - Jun 02
Miami, Florida
Everyday thousands of business professionals browse XBIZ's industry directory for quality products and services. Not listed yet? Your company could be losing potential new business. Submit your company today!
Use XBIZ RSS feeds to stay informed of the latest industry developments or as a content syndication tool for your website!