I received my Feb. 8 issue and was disgusted with what I saw. I did not order a magazine expecting to see women who are 98% naked. I resent this coming to my home. I am ashamed for my wife and children to look at the pictures in this edition. I have been subscribing to your magazine for many years off and on, but I will never read another issue. Please cancel my subscription immediately.
THE REV. DON RICHARDS
Corinth Baptist Church
Stone Mountain, Ga.
From a Christian family viewpoint, your Feb. 8 issue is garbage.
MRS. BILL COPPENGER
Tellico Plains, Tenn.
Gee, SI. I went out to the mailbox yesterday in my old sweater, displaying a winter pallor, a neck like crepe paper and chapped lips and hands. I was just thrilled to see the bathing suit issue. Since the end of the football season, there hasn't been a glimmer in my husband's eye. I was hoping the next one would be for me. Now that hope is dashed.
Have a heart. Carol Alt I'm not, but can't you run the article in July or August when we girls at least have a fighting chance?
Come on, guys. I don't mind the annual fetish that compels you to feature swimsuits, but what really gets me is the fact that the last time I can recall your featuring a female athlete on the cover it happened to be a horse! Now, I know we've come farther than that. Please, give us a fair representation on your cover.
JANE C. HOGSETH
Elm Grove, Wis.
How in the world could you put a lady in a bathing suit on the cover when, during that same week, the best players in the NBA appeared in the All-Star Game? I hope your playoff coverage is a lot better!
This is my annual letter to you concerning your annual swimsuit issue. Is it necessary to spend all those big bucks on nudity? Nudity can be seen every day in other magazines. The reason I subscribe to SI is not for skin. Why not channel those funds into reporting some good sports news? How about more articles on small colleges like those in the Arkansas Intercollegiate Conference? We have good sports to view!
I just thought of a good reason, besides the fact that it sells a lot of magazines, for the existence of your swimsuit issue: It provides an opportunity for your photographers to showcase their work. John G. Zimmerman's photography was superb, notwithstanding the fact that in Carol Alt & Co., the Kenya coast and what there was of the swimsuits he had some pretty breathtaking material to work with.
After seeing your stunning cover with Carol Alt, we were terribly disappointed with the inside portfolio. SI, you are too conservative!
JEFFERY S. ANDERSON
JEFFREY T. NELSON
I would like my subscription re-nude.
BRETT K. MATHESON