According to reports, XXL Magazine is very close to shutting down. Word is the magazine has struggled to bring in new readers over the past few years and is having a hard time staying afloat.
Harris Publications (parent company of XXL) is considering shutting down both the print magazine and online operations by year's end.
XXL employees have fired back to the reports saying that things are stable at the publication.
So what's the deal? It's hard to argue that the quality of XXL didn't decline drastically once YN left and you'll notice a much thinner mag these days, an indicator of slagging ad sales. Also, RESPECT mag claiming a nice place for itself on newsstands hasn't helped the mag either.