AUSTIN (AP) - It seems that many Texas Monthly magazine readers were less than thrilled by a tale of astronaut romance.
Texas Monthly editor Evan Smith says readers criticized the May issue featuring a cover story with the headline "Astronaut Sex!"
The article was about a love triangle involving former astronaut
"The big complaint, of course," Smith said, "is the word 'sex' in massive type in the main headline."
Many subscribers said they did not want to have the magazine in their house. The issue also turned off single-copy buyers.
It apparently was the second-worst newsstand seller in the magazine's
The cover photo illustration was of two people in orange space suits in bed - suggesting the astronauts had just had sex.
Smith says he thought the cover was appropriately restrained.
To comment, the following rules must be followed:
Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.
Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Questions may be sent to email@example.com. Please provide detailed information.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.