Maxim magazine in Korea under fire for glorifying domestic violence

The September issue of Maxim Korea.

The September issue of Maxim Korea.

Maxim magazine in Korea has come under fire for glorifying violence against with it's latest cover image.

The September cover features film star Kim Byung-ok resting on the boot of a car, which appears to contain the body of a naked and bound woman.

The headline reportedly translates to "Women like bad guys? This is a real bad guy. Are you dying to love it?"

An image of the cover posted to the magazine's Facebook page has been inundated with comments from those furious about the depiction of domestic violence.

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One woman wrote: "That is appalling and horrifying. Maxim, you are a dinosaur in this industry. Covers like this show exactly why. Gross."

A petition has also been launched, demanding the magazine withdraw and apologise for the cover, while others have approached the company on social media.

Korean woman M. Jung told Women You Should Know: "Maxim is beautifying a heinous crime in this photo, and I am seriously concerned about its abusive notion towards women