Thank you for your email and for asking for feedback as to why I have decided after 10 long years to cancel my subscription with Cosmopolitan Uk.
I have always loved reading my monthly issues of Cosmo. Unlike other magazines I found true journalistic and female empowerment pieces, less fashion (because I would buy Vogue if I was a fashionista) and less airhead bimbo celebs. Ultimately you were that little bit less shallow while still providing a good escape from the mundane every day.
You were a bit more down to earth and I liked that I could relate on a different, more intellectual and less superficial level.
You also made me feel good about being who I was; instead of focusing on physical attributes of women you celebrated accomplishments.
Alas it was not to last.
Your latest two issues featured ‘celebrities’ (firstly Millie Macintosh and then Kim Kartrashian) which are the exact opposite of what I consider to be female empowerment. I always thought of Cosmo to be above these self-obsessed types who contribute nothing to society other than their own self-interested agendas and who are famous for nothing but posting 100s of selfies across the internet.
If I want to read about the vacuous airheads that are filling up Instagram with overzealously photoshopped porn-promo pics, I’ll go and read the Daily Mail or Heat magazine thanks.
I do however understand that at the ripe old age of 30 I may come from an era that believes celebrities – those who use their fame to make a difference in the world through charity, who consider posting nonstop narcissistic photos of their behinds unnecessary and who have achieved something worthy of publishing – should have actual class and talent and that this makes me an unprofitable customer.
I can understand why Cosmopolitan is no longer targeting women like me as an audience, but rather those impressionable young girls who have image and narcissism rammed down their throats daily by social media instead, who will through insecurity buy whatever health hazardous beauty product these zelebs are peddling.
I would like to thank Cosmo for 10 wonderful subscription years and wish you all the best in the future.