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Arkansas supermarket apologizes for covering photo of Elton John and family

A supermarket CEO & Chairman is apologizing for the actions of a homophobic store employee.

A Harps store in Arkansas censored the new issue of Us Weekly with Elton John, his husband David Furnish, and their baby son on its cover.

Now the company’s CEO & Chairman has issued the following statement: “…the decision to cover the magazine was not a corporate decision but rather was made by a store employee at one of our 65 stores. When this was brought to management’s attention, the decision was changed and the magazine was unvovered. Harps is an employee owned company. Both our employees and our customers come in all shapes and sizes, beliefs and preferences. Harps has never and would never discriminate. We are sorry that these events caused misunderstandings. – Roger Collins, CEO & Chairman