Victoria Hearst Cosmopolitan, Victoria Hearst and Nicole Weider take on Cosmo magazine’s racy content, calling it pornographic and inappropriate for underage audiences. The Hearst Corporation’s Cosmopolitan Magazine has come under attack by a Hearst family member who claims the magazine contains “pornographic content.”
Victoria Hearst, the granddaughter of the corporation’s founder William Randolph Hearst, has paired up with Nicole Weider, a Christian leader, model and founder of ProjectInspired.com, in a campaign to force Cosmopolitan to limit its sales to adults only.
After going through a bad break-up in the 90’s, Victoria Hearst prayed to God saying, “I don’t know what I’m doing anymore. You take the wheel. You drive. I’ll go wherever You lead.”
It was this transformation, the New York Observer reports, that led Hearst to use her inheritance to buy a 10,000 sq. foot barn in Ridgway, Colorado where she founded Praise Him Ministries in 2001, which includes Praise Productions Christian Store and Ridgway Christian Center. She also began to feel that her family’s business could have negative affects on young girls.
“About 11 years ago, I contacted Frank Bennack and the Board of the Hearst Corporation and told them that what they are publishing in Cosmopolitan magazine was pornographic. I had the support of two female psychologists and counselors who attest that this content hurts young girls.