First launched in January 2004 and followed swiftly by rival Zoo only weeks later, has the era of lads' mags come to an end?
The announcement comes from IPC Media, which will be conducting a 30-day consultation with staff and, while it is open to buyers, is expected to end with the closure of both the print magazine and the website.
"In fact, even which magazines constitute lads' mags isn't clear and the campaign's reluctance to identify which magazines - beyond the frequently cited Nuts and Zoo - demonstrates a savvy negotiation of some of the pitfalls of calls for censorship, but also leaves the definition of lads' mags up to the supermarkets …
Since his 2016 split from Jolie, the actor has been wrongly linked to Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Hudson, Sienna Miller, Emilia Clarke and Charlotte Casiraghi, just to name a few.A joke about a male bus passenger insulting a woman's ugly baby has been hailed in a survey as the funniest gag ever.However, the numbers support a view that Lose the Lads Mags and similar campaigns are merely jumping a bandwagon rather than the cause of the magazines' demise.Circulation figures had already dropped to a tenth of their 2004 peaks - the Co-op decision, according to figures from the second half of 2013, merely conformed with what was already a declining market for these titles.' The woman walks to the rear of the bus and sits down, fuming. The barman says "I'll serve you, but don't start anything" ' 20.
She says to a man next to her: 'The driver just insulted me! Go on, I'll hold your monkey for you.'It also features risqué jokes about religion, anorexia - and animal cruelty. I met a Dutch girl with inflatable shoes last week, phoned her up to arrange a date but unfortunately she'd popped her clogs. 'I rang up British Telecom, I said, "I want to report a nuisance caller", he said "Not you again".' 14. 'A young blonde woman is distraught because she fears her husband is having an affair, so she goes to a gun shop and buys a handgun. The bus driver says: 'Ugh, that's the ugliest baby I've ever seen!This affects all traditional media, not only lads' mags, from lifestyle magazines to books to newspapers.No, if anything the move is not to transparent content, but to more discreet - and thus, arguably, less criticised - media.People who claim porn today is worse than porn in 2004 probably weren't watching porn in 2004.(Or, for that matter, visiting British Museum exhibitions on 1st century Pompeii or 17th century Japan.) What has changed in the last decade is not so much the content as the pricing structure.After about an hour, the manager came out of the office and asked them to disperse.