Following his comments that “lads’ mags” were partly responsible for the decline in family values in young men, conservative education spokesman Michael Gove, has written to the editors of the titles inviting them to his House of Commons office to discuss his comments, reports The Observer.
He wrote: “Iwant to ensure that we are always open-minded and willing to learn from different perspectives.”
Editor of lads’ weekly Zoo, Ben Todd has agreed to meet with him, and defended his magazine saying there’s a lot more to it than girls and claims the title has written extensively about knife crime and sent a reporter to cover the battle between Georgia and Russia. He said: “Maybe he hadn’t really looked at the magazine. We had one of our reporters with British troops in Iraq recently, as well as an interview with crime minister [Vernon Coaker].’