People Magazine is being threatened with a boycott after the new issue featured several positive Donald Trump stories, including having the president-elect gracing the cover.
“How disgusting. Selling their soul. Soon the happy Donald cover. Sell those mags! F— your employees,” Apatow tweeted.
The backlash is centered around the fact that in October, a People Magazine writer came forward claiming that Trump sexually assaulted her in 2005.
Natasha Stoynoff says she went to Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida to interview Donald and the then-pregnant Melania Trump in December 2005 about their first wedding anniversary. Stoynoff said Donald Trump told her that he wanted her to see a special room in the house.
“We walked into that room alone, and Trump shut the door behind us. I turned around, and within seconds, he was pushing me against the wall, and forcing his tongue down my throat,” Stoynoff recalled. “Now, I’m a tall, strapping girl who grew up wrestling two giant brothers. I even once sparred with Mike Tyson. It takes a lot to push me.”
“But Trump is much bigger — a looming figure — and he was fast, taking me by surprise, and throwing me off balance. I was stunned. And I was grateful when Trump’s longtime butler burst into the room a minute later, as I tried to unpin myself,” she continued.
Trump and his campaign denied that the incident ever took place, but People released a statement saying it stood by its reporter.
Ironically, Trump himself called for a boycott of the magazine after the story broke.
Check out the cover and reactions below.
– People Magazine (@people) November 9, 2016
And while we’re at it #BoycottPeopleMagazine
.@people your magazine is disgusting
- spencer madsen (@spencermadsen) November 9, 2016
@people fuck you for continuing to normalize this person.
- chelsea marshall (@theseamar) November 10, 2016
.@people he sexually assaulted one of your writers. This is like putting Mike Vick on the cover of Modern Dog.
- Adam Murray (@Atom_Murray) November 10, 2016
@people I’m appalled you would run such a blithely ignorant piece that conveniently forgets to mention he sexually assaulted YOUR OWN WRITER
- Kate (@katemacmac) November 10, 2016