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  • Controversial Covers: Pharrell’s Sorry for Elle Headdress

    Pharrell is known for his cool headwear but he has apologized for appearing in this Native American headdress on the July 2014 cover of Elle UK after critics said he was demeaning the culture. "I respect and honor every kind of race, background and culture. I am genuinely sorry," the singer said through his publicist.
    Elle UK
  • Controversial Magazine Covers

    Newsweek's July 29 issue asked the question "Is Mitt Romney a wimp?"
    Newsweek
  • 10 Controversial Magazine Covers

    Newsweek's May 21 issue declares Barack Obama the country's "first gay president." <a href="http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek.html" target="external">The Newsweek issue</a> is onsale May 13, 2012 on iPad and newsstand on May 14, 2012.
    Newsweek
  • Controversial Magazine Covers

    Los Angeles mom Jamie Lynne Grument, 26, was photographed for the cover of Time breast-feeding her three-year-old son. The issue covered "attachment parenting." Dr. Bill Sears brought the term into the parenting lexicon with 1992's "The Baby Book."
    TIME
  • Controversial Magazine Covers

    Sarah Palin sported short shorts on the cover of Newsweek in 2009, leading many to question whether the move was sexist. Palin, who is an avid runner, originally posed for the photo to be used in Runner's World magazine.
    Newsweek
  • Controversial Magazine Covers

    The June 27, 1994, issue of Newsweek featured O.J. Simpson's mug shot. Time magazine drew ire for digitally manipulating the same picture to darken Simpson's skin and make him appear unshaven and blurrier. The magazine later pulled the issue and circulated a new copy of the magazine featuring a different, unaltered photo of Simpson.
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  • Controversial Magazine Covers

    Newsweek came under fire for choosing an unflattering photo of former presidential candidate Michele Bachmann. The senator from Minnesota's wide-eyed mug was splashed on a blue background, while the headline below read: "The Queen of Rage."
    Newsweek
  • Controversial Magazine Covers

    Basketball star LeBron James was the first black man to grace the cover of Vogue, but critics said James' pose was racially insensitive. With a basketball in one hand, James gripped the waist of supermodel Giselle Bundchen and bared his teeth. Critics compared the pose to King Kong.
    Vogue
  • Controversial Magazine Covers

    No strangers to controversy, John Lennon and Yoko Ono posed together hours before the Beatle was shot outside his New York apartment.
    Rolling Stone
  • Controversial Magazine Covers

    Time pulled no punches when it asked "Is God Dead?" on its April 8, 1966 cover. The cover article featured the "death of God" movement that sprung up in the 1960s.
    TIME
  • Controversial Magazine Covers

    Ellen DeGeneres announced in bold letters that she's gay on the cover of Time in 1997. DeGeneres, who was television's only openly gay star, came out on her television sitcom later that month.
    TIME
  • Controversial Magazine Covers

    Demi Moore pioneered the naked pregnant shot so many celebrities try to replicate today. Moore appeared on the cover of Vanity Fair in 1991 while pregnant with her daughter, Scout.
    Vanity Fair
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