In January 2011, a Harps supermarket in Mountain View, Arkansas, placed a "family shield" —typically used to block nudity on adult magazines—over the cover of an
Us Weekly that featured Elton John and his partner, David Furnish, with their new son, Zachary. When an outraged shopper tweeted a photo of the display, Harps reversed its decision, had the shield removed, and company CEO Kim Eskew issued a statement explaining the decision. "In this case our store manager received some complaints and, as has been our custom, placed the shield over the cover of the magazine," Eskew said. "Our true intention is not to offend anyone in our stores and this incident happened at just one of our 65 locations, which, when brought to our attention, we reversed."