(WSPA) – Social media app Snapchat says that a channel that promised “x-rated” content and other controversial features is being discontinued.
It’s called “Cosmo After Dark.”
The online watchdog writer who first sounded the alarm calls it “a new level of inappropriate.”
“Sex parties, music you should have sex to right now,” is what internet safety expert Chris McKenna of the website Protect Young Eyes says the channel promises and has led to parents flooding social media feeds with posts of concern.
“Cosmo After Dark” is created by longtime women’s magazine Cosmopolitan that has a history of being provocative with it’s publication. Cosmo’s Snapchat channel showcases articles on “the best porn sites for women,” games called “Sex Truth or Dare,” and the one feature that has parents most concerned: a weekly “x-rated” live edition.
Hearst, the parent company of Cosmopolitan, told 7News in a statement:
“Cosmopolitan has always been known for empowering women in all aspects of their lives. With a highly popular Snapchat Discover channel, Cosmo launched an age-gated product on the platform for adults over the age of 18, which it is discontinuing after a pilot edition.”