More from the annals of unironic-but-on-the-other-hand-immensely-ironic Media Outlet Self-Parody:
This is, to be clear, the actual cover of the actual current issue of the magazine. And while, sure, you can say that every issue of Cosmo is, to some extent, a caricature of itself…we felt that “Killer Cocktail: How a Popular Drink Could Kill You in Your Sleep” singles it out for special recognition. As does the fact that this particular cover—for, you know, “The Bad Girl Issue”—includes the directive “For Sexy Bitches Only.”Megan Garber is an assistant editor at the Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard University. She was formerly a CJR staff writer.