We can hardly deny that we print pictures of beautiful women in sexy poses, but the suggestion that there is some kind of link between the existence of Loaded and a 10-year-old girl phoning Childline because she's pregnant, is preposterous.
Evil people do evil things to innocent people not because of something they've seen in a magazine but because their pathetic, Meccano-like brains have, for some reason of genetic malfunction, decided that it's time for them to do something bad to someone.
The assertion that Loaded is full of "sexist jokes" is utterly insulting not just to us at the magazine but also to our million readers. We're far more likely to fill the magazine with self-effacing jokes about men. The very notion that there are men out there who act boorishly and think it's cool to pinch a young lady's behind without her permission is as odious to us as it is to women.
The current issue of Loaded features brilliantly written articles on Don King, Russia's heroin problem, Robert Carlyle, treasure-hunting in the Guatemalan jungle and the Dice Man. Does that sound like a magazine obsessed with naked female flesh? Please read Loaded. Or, to put it in another way, get with it, Grandma.Reuse content