Monday, November 21, 2005

Teen People Magazine To Feature Article on
The Mary-Kate and Ashley of Anti-Semitism

People Magazine (owned by Time Inc.) has a publication for teens called Teen People. An upcoming issue of Teen People will be featuring an interview with, and story on, a pair of white supremacist twin girl singers. Why would Teen People do this, besides the obvious fact that they are souless? Well, because the twins bear a resemblance to the Olson twins; Mary-Kate and Ashley:

THE teenage white supremacist twins, Lynx and Lamb Gaede, have gone into hiding after their controversial ABC special on Oct. 20 portrayed the blue-eyed Olsen lookalikes as racist ranters.
But Teen People, edited by Lori Majewski, has apparently scored an exclusive interview with the controversial duet.

The twins have a band called Prussian Blue, are popular at neo-Nazi events and have been praised by one-time Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard David Duke. Lamb has been quoted as saying: "Men like Adolf Hitler and Rudolf Hess are our heroes."

It was a battle between the teen magazines, and at least one rival is claiming Teen People is bending some journalistic rules to reel in the 13-year-old twins. It seems Elle Girl, which is edited by Christina Kelly, was originally going to do the story.

But at the last minute the girls backed out. Insiders there said they were informed by the twins' mom, April, that the girls were going with Teen People because the Time Inc.-owned monthly had agreed to let them vet the article before it ran.

That would be a no-no at Time Inc., which owns Teen People. Objective reporters on mainstream magazines don't surrender editorial control to the subjects they are covering. Teen People's big sister, People, has been in a slugfest on just that topic with the new import OK!, which promises to give celebrities editorial control.

"We must secure the existence of our people and our future for white children," Lamb Gaede told ABC's Cynthia McFadden on "Primetime."

In their recordings, the California-based twins urge: "Aryan man awake, how much more will you take, turn that fear to hate, Aryan man awake."

Their appearance on the ABC special triggered widespread criticism. Their Q & A is expected to hit in the February issue of Teen People.

Teen People insists they have not promised the twins the right to vet the article, but Elle Girl maintains the twins are clearly under that impression.

By the way, I didn't see the Primetime special, but you can bet it featured cutesy footage of the girls, which only goes to help them, since in our society, image trumps message all the time.

I've run a story on these girls before, and I refuse to feature a photograph of them, even though I know it would increase my traffic.

Screw Time Inc. Screw Teen People. Screw Primetime Live and Cynthia McFadden and all the producers and editors who use the image of these girls to sell commercial time, even though the message is one of pure hate and, yes, evil.