Victory! Snapchat’s X-Rated “Cosmo After Dark” Shut Down After Parental Objections


Our liberties as Christians and authority as parents are constantly undermined in this country, but never forget to thank the Lord that we can still make a difference in this nation between the right to free speech and the power of the free market.

Just this week, we covered Snapchat’s X-rated, pornographic new channel “Cosmo After Dark” which anyone with a Snapchat account could access with very little options for parental control.

As originally reported by Protect Young Eyes:

On May 18, 2018, Snapchat introduced a new channel in its Discover section called, “Cosmo After Dark.” Using its own language, the channel “is an X-rated weekly edition that goes live every Friday at 6 p.m. and is exclusively dedicated to all things hot and h*rny.” And, there’s nothing parents can do to turn it off.

Cosmo After Dark seems to include a new, more pornographic level of sexualized content, even by Snapchat’s standards. It’s for this reason that Protect Young Eyes is so concerned. Snapchat seems desperate. As a publicly traded company, making money is important. In the bloody waters of social media competition, it’s a feeding frenzy, and there are signs that Snapchat might not survive. Therefore, everything seems ok. They won’t say no to anyone.

They explained that due to Snapchat’s overall lack of parental controls and how easy it is to change one’s birthday in the app to be able to view 18+ content, an untold number of children could easily be exposed to this garbage without their parents ever being aware.

Well, the pushback caught fire, and Cosmo, surprisingly, acted very quickly, pulling the channel Life Site News reports.

“We strive to be a responsible source of news, entertainment and information for our community, and understand the legitimate concerns parents have about what content their children consume,” said Snapchat’s Rachel Racusen in a statement. “From the start, Cosmo’s After Dark edition was age gated from Snapchatters under 18 and only intended for adults. Cosmo has decided to discontinue publishing any future versions of Cosmo After Dark on Snapchat, and we appreciate all the feedback we have heard from parents and members of our community about this content.”

“Racusen’s statement stresses that the X-rated content was never available to minors,” Life Site News adds, “but McKenna warned that the age restriction could be easily circumvented by entering a fake birthday, and could not be consistently guarded against without the use of external web use monitoring services such as BARK.”

This is a big victory for parental advocates everywhere, don’t ever forget what a big difference you can make by speaking up and speaking out!