The most scandalous covers of magazines
Scandals are on sale. And, well. In the ongoing struggle in the magazine market, where a conspicuous cover plays a huge role, these magazine covers have broken all records. Although all these covers have caused a lot of controversy for various reasons, they all attracted public attention. And whether they left a negative or positive impression, the readers decide.
1. Adolf Hitler: Personality of the Year, 1938, Time magazine.
The cover caused a lot of controversy for understandable reasons. "Personality of the Year" is the number "Time", which is published once a year and is dedicated to a person, a group of people or an idea that "it is good or bad most influenced the events of the year". Here is a clipping from the magazine: "September 29, 1938 there was an important event - four policies met in Munich to redraw the map of Europe. Three of them were British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain, French Prime Minister Edouard Daladier and dictator Benito Mussolini from Italy. But, oddly enough, the main figure in Munich was Adolf Hitler. "
2. Nude and pregnant Demi Moore, August 1991, "Vanity Fair" magazine
It was shot by the famous photographer Annie Leibovitz. Demi Moore became the first celebrity to appear on the cover of a nude and pregnant magazine. Then she was 28, she was still married to Bruce Willis, and they were waiting for their second child in the same month. The famous pose was later copied by other stars, including Cindy Crawford, Britney Spears and Jessica Simpson.
3. John Lennon and Yoko Ono, 1980, Rolling Stone magazine
Even more cultic was another photo of Annie Leibovitz for the cover of the magazine "Rolling Stone" with John Lennon and Yoko Ono. Apparently, originally Leibovitz wanted to shoot a Lennon, but he insisted on the presence of his wife. This photo was taken a few hours before the murder of Lennon in New York on December 8, 1980.
4. "God is dead?" - Time magazine, April 8, 1966
This title, "Has God Died?" Was considered by many to be insulting. The article discussed the radical movement "The Death of God", which appeared in the 1960s. This was also the first time that only the title was used on the cover, without the photo. This cover brought to the editorial office of the magazine the most letters in the history of its existence.
5. The first African-American on the cover of the magazine "Playboy" in 1971
Darin Stern became the first African-American to appear on the cover of the magazine Playboy. Photo made by Richard Figley, at that time the choice to take on the magazine cover of the black model was rare.
6. Jay Simpson's prison shot, Time magazine, June 27, 1994
In 1994, footballer O. Jay Simpson was accused of the murder of his wife Nicole Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman. This case was called one of the most "unveiled" in American history. The problem with the cover of the magazine is that the editorial staff allegedly made O. Jay darker and more sinister than he really is. The unmodified snapshot was published on the cover of "Newsweek" (below).
8. The Obama family, The New Yorker, July 21, 2008
The scandalous cover is the drawing of the artist Barry Blitt, who in satire presented the frightening tactics and misinformation that were used in Obama's election campaign.
9. Ellen Degeneres, TIME magazine, April 14, 1997
At that time, the cover with the statement "Yes, I'm a lesbian", and even from a television celebrity was more than scandalous. After that many TV channels decided to remove Ellen Degeneres from the broadcast. At that time she was the only leader who was not afraid to admit to her homosexuality.
10. "Caught in a loop", magazine "Golfweek", January 19, 2008
The scandalous cover of the magazine "Golfweek" came out after the correspondent Kelly Tilgman criticized Tiger Woods during the broadcast of the tournament on January 4, 2008. As a joke of co-host Nick Faldo that young players must "unite against" Woods, Tilgman replied: "And to arrange him lynching in a dark alley." The cover of the magazine with an article on this topic was so criticized that the editor resigned the next day.
11. Photo of the death of Michael Jackson - magazine "OK!
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The public criticized the magazine for this supposedly last photo of Michael Jackson during his lifetime. Allegedly it was bought for $ 500,000 and appeared in the "official" column of the magazine. "This photo should not leave people indifferent," Sarah Ivens, editor of the magazine, said in defense. "This image pays tribute to a great man, but also recalls that he was eccentric and led a controversial lifestyle."
12. Princess Diana on the cover of "Newsweek", July 4, 2011
On this scandalous cover of the magazine "Newsweek" is depicted Princess Diana, "transferred" to the cover by computer technology, next to the present photo of Catherine Middleton. Diana died in a car crash in 1997, in 2011 she would be 50. In April 2011, Catherine Middleton married Diana's elder son Prince William.
13. "If you do not buy this magazine, we'll kill this dog," National Lampoon magazine, January 1973
Although the cover is not as scandalous as the previous ones, it excited the public with its pronounced allusion to a cruel attitude towards animals. In addition, this is not a photomontage, so this photo so disturbed many.
14. And this interpretation of the above cover is only now with the magazine "Texas Monthly" and Vice President Dick Cheney.
"If you do not buy this magazine, Dick Cheney will shoot you in the face." The cover was defeated by an unfortunate incident that happened with the vice-president in the hunt.
15. The first gay president, "Newsweek," May 21, 2012
On this cover, over the head of US President Barack Obama is a halo of rainbow colors, symbolizing the patronage of the president to gay communities and the promotion of same-sex marriage. The author of the article suggested that, perhaps, the president himself is gay?
16. Britney Spears, Rolling Stone magazine, April 1999
Before becoming a target for paparazzi, Britney Spears was the "queen of teenagers". At least that's how she was nicknamed by Rolling Stone magazine in her April 1999 issue. In that year, many felt that this image was too adult and bold for a 17-year-old girl.
17. The silhouette of the Twin Towers, The New Yorker, September 24, 2001
Art Spiegelman created this cover for The New Yorker magazine, where he worked for 10 years, but from which he resigned a few days after the September 11 terrorist attack. At first, the cover looks completely black, but, having looked closely, one can see the silhouette of the skyscrapers exploded on September 11, 2001. The cover received general approval and was included in the list of 40 best covers in history.