#98300. Asked by star_gazer. (Aug 05 08 1:36 PM)
Circuit City defends its sense of humor
August 05, 2008 13:59 EDT
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Executives at Circuit City Stores are apologizing to MAD Magazine for banishing its August issue from dozens of its stores.
It happened to be the edition featuring a four-page parody of Circuit City, titled "Sucker City."
The Virginia-based electronics retailer says it's restocking the magazines and apologizing for its "knee-jerk reaction." A spokesman says the MAD spoof was "very clever," adding that "most" people at Circuit City have a "rich sense of humor."
MAD magazine released a statement saying staffers were "shocked and confused by this entire incident" -- mainly because they had no idea Circuit City sells magazines.
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