It has been discovered that local footwear magazine Northampton Shoe Magazine has been trying to garner a wider readership by needlessly courting outrage. It comes on the heels of the glossy Closer magazine and satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo both upping their readership after their recent media coverage. Northampton Shoe Magazines editor told us
If Closer and Charlie Hebdo can get in all the papers and a youtube video can cause riots then there is certainly a precedent there to raise awareness of our product. The Bi-Monthly rag has already run stories on Paralympic athletes stealing display shoes and claimed Mohammed wore high heels. They plan to claim Jesus was a cobbler unless they start getting the media coverage they feel their claims deserve. I for one hope they don't get any coverage and that no one fans the flames by writing about them.