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Top 10 Controversial Magazine Covers

Top 10 Controversial Magazine Covers



Top 10 Controversial Magazine Covers


Magazines are dying because of internet media. It is an inescapable conclusion. People are getting used to read their favourite newspapers and magazines from kindles, ipads and other devices. Also in long term, it is cheaper solution. In this dying industry, some big players like ‘’Time’’ still knows how to sell magazines. If you still didn’t see Time magazine’s May 2012 cover, it has a bizarre photo of a breastfeeding mom. I decided to put together a collection of magazine covers that have stirred up controversy through the years. Check out 10 Most Controversial Magazine Covers of all time. Also you can see Time’s May 2012 cover at bottom.

10 – Rolling Stone, January 2006 The Passion of Kanye West

The Passion of Kanye West
The Passion of Kanye West
Religious fans of the magazine didn’t find it as hilarious, but most people found Kanye West’s Rolling Stone cover very funny.

09 – Time, April 14 1997 Ellen’s Coming-Out Issue

Ellen's Coming-Out Issue
Ellen’s Coming-Out Issue
Time’s cover and exclusive story left no doubt in the minds of all U.S.A. citizens that Ellen Degeneres was, in fact, gay.

08 – Playboy, October 1971 First Playboy African-American Woman

First Playboy African-American Woman
First Playboy African-American Woman
Darine Stern was the first African-american on famous playboy magazine. Photographer was Richard Fegley.

07 – Esquire, April 1968 The Passion of Ali

The Passion of Ali
The Passion of Ali
Muhammed Ali refused to join the US military due to his religious beliefs.

06 – The New Yorker, Sept. 24, 2001 Twin Towers in Silhouette

Twin Towers in Silhouette
Twin Towers in Silhouette
Franoise Mouly was the creator of ‘’Twin Towers Silhouette’ ’ cover.

05 – Time, Dec 21, 1998 Devil Horns on Clinton

Devil Horns on Clinton
Devil Horns on Clinton
This cover was out during the Monica Lewinsky scandal. Check out the letter ‘’M’’ on top of Bill Clinton’s head. Looks like horns.

04 – Time Magazine, April 8, 1966 Is God Dead

Is God Dead
Is God Dead
The related article concerned the “death of god movement” that had sprung up in the 1960′s.

03 – The New Yorker, March 29, 1976 Steinberg Map of New York

Steinberg Map of New York
Steinberg Map of New York
This portrayal of a New Yorker’s idea of what the rest of the United States looks like. It was drawn by Saul Steinberg.

02 – Life, November 26, 1965 War In Vietnam

War In Vietnam Controversial Magazine Covers
War In Vietnam
Photography by Paul Schutzers. An arresting image of a VietCong prisoner being taken prisoner by American forces during the Vietnam War. This cover helped to turn the American public against the Vietnam war.

01 – Time Magazine, January 2, 1939 Hitler as Man of the Year

Hitler as Man of the Year Controversial Magazine Covers
Hitler as Man of the Year
It isn’t a joke. Time picked Hitler as Man of the year.
*Bonus*

Time May 2012 Cover. ‘’ Are you mom enough?’’

Are You Mom Enough
Are You Mom Enough

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