You decide from this Folio Magazine article. The issue is should have the XXL magazine editor lent himself to an ad. He obviously doesn’t think so but other editors think that he’s crossed a moral line between editorial and advertising. With ad revenues dangerously dropping for magazines though, this might be the way of the future as publications figure out ways to survive. It will be interesting to see whether ethics trump some manner of survival instincts as such.
"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.READ the article