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

  • Mario

    These are NOT controversial at all. Maybe the M Ali / Vietnam / Playboy for their time but it’s time to let go people. If we are going to preach equality then it’s time to let go and quit blaming the world and the past choices of your ancestors for your bad decisions. Yes you thin skinned people, I’m talking about the race card and the gay community. LET GO. Don’t you have enough yet? It’s funny because you cry cry cry yet you recycle those tears into bath houses and deny what goes on inside of all of those disgusting places. That behavior is NOT normal and it’s disgusting.

    Ellen, F OFF already. Regret is catching to you hey? We don’t care and quit throwing your “choices” at everyone. Your mini van mom following might have got you an artificial following but your recent performace as a “host” showed the world how pathetic and forced your attempt at comedy was. Oh how embarrassing yet awesome it was to watch you FAIL. If the whole world was like you and your skinned community there would not be a world. It is a fact that your rainbow community may be in denial about but it is a fact. You’re pathetic, go cry behind closed doors becuase of your bad choices.

    I’m not even going to get into how annoying another crowd of people are but you don’t see jews going around dressing up as nazis so what’s with the bull dyke boy thing? You can wear means clothes, you could bully nice looking females into thinking they have to agree with you but all of you are never going to have a penis. The only reason the world is “starting to come around” to and accept your warped forced perspective on what normal is, is because there is A LOT OF MONEY TO BE MADE off of all of your selfish ways.