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CNBC Host Suggests Men at Time Inc. Would Masturbate When Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue Dropped

Sports Illustrated recently announced that their annual “Swimsuit Issue” would be embracing the #MeToo movement.

In addition to images of scantily clad women amid beaches, the issue will also have photos of naked women, adorned with phrases like “nurturer” along their bodies.

The move has courted some controversy, with many suggesting that the magazine is attempting to co-opt the movement in order to sell issues.

CNBC’s Tyler Mathisen said today, however, that the “Swimsuit Issue” is no stranger to controversy, also suggesting that when he used to work at publisher Time Inc., men would shut their doors and masturbate when the magazine would arrive. Yeah, really.

“It has always tread on a line and been subject to controversy,” he said. “I remember the days those magazines dropped, in the halls of Time Inc., and the next thing you would hear would be all the men’s doors closing, of their offices.”

To reiterate: it really seems like Mathisen is suggesting that, back in the good ole days, men would quite literally shut their doors and jerk off as soon as they got their hands on the latest SI Swimsuit issue. At the office! Millennials don’t even get sanctioned breaks to hit a dang vape pen.

Anyways, editor MJ Day spoke to Vanity Fair and refused to apologize for the magazine’s latest move into pseudo-activism.

“These are sexy photos,” she said. “At the end of the day, we’re always going to be sexy, no matter what is happening. We’re Sports Illustrated Swimsuit.”

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