Elle magazine attended a Dossier party last week celebrating the magazine’s seventh issue, which features a shirtless Andrej Pejic on the cover. As we all know by now, Pejic is the androgynous Serbian Australian model with pristine skin and perfect bone structure that’s taken the male modeling world by storm. He’s also quite feminine looking and very comfortable working that on runways and in editorials.

However, some feel he’s so feminine looking that… wait for it… they’re censoring his cover. Take it away, Elle:

The hot topic of the night was the controversy surrounding the cover, which features the androgynous young Jean Paul Gaultier model Andrej Pejic who appears topless. Turns out newsstands (OK, we’ll name them: Barnes & Noble and Borders) are covering the image for being too risque.  Little do they know they’re censoring the image of a shirtless man.  Katherine Krause, Dossier‘s Editor-In-Chief, says that both bookstores have been made aware of Pejic’s gender but will move forward with the censoring. What’s more, it’s Dossier‘s financial responsibility to pay for the black poly bags with which their distribution people must cover the magazines.

I’m just going to blink unbelieving at this for a little while.

Oh. And here’s the cover:

(Elle via Styleite)