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  • Should Maxim's Olivia Munn cover be shelved with Playboy and Penthouse?

     

    Olivia Munn in the February issue of Maxim. (Maxim)

     

    Maxim, the bawdy men’s magazine, isn’t exactly known for the modesty of its cover subjects. But at least one observer says that the February issue featuring “Perfect Couples” star Olivia Munn wearing little more than a pair of verrrry transparent lace panties is going a bit too far.

    “It’s disgusting,” Dan Gainor, Vice President of Business & Culture at the Media Research Center, tells FOX411.“Maxim has moved their magazine from tawdry to full-on pornography.”

    With America now privy to Munn’s personal grooming habits, Gainor predicts that retailers will race to put the offending issue under the counter.

    PHOTOS: Olivia Munn.

    “Any store could have children coming in. If I were a parent, and I walked into a store and saw that cover, I would make a scene until the manager hid it,” Gainor said.

    Calls to Maxim for comment was not immediately returned.

    Wal-Mart shoppers, for one, won’t see Munn in her unmentionables, but that’s because the retailer hasn’t carried the magazine since 2003. The nation’s largest retailer permanently pulled Maxim from shelves after “listening to customers and associates.”

    After being banned by Wal-Mart way back when, puzzled publisher Stephen Colvin told the New York Times, “I don’t think that these decisions are often rational; they are subjective. For any men’s magazine to put a woman on the cover seems a bit troubling to (Wal-Mart).”

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