Over the past decade we have seen quite a number of controversial covers coming from the media. Some of those covers were taken so seriously at the time because of the era they were in (pre Miley Cyrus and her twerking, pre Rihanna’s nudity), while some of the covers were just plainly over the top.
In the past few days the media has been more sensitive to controversial issues but there are some things that we simply cannot forget.
Check out 17 controversial magazine covers that we will not forget in a hurry:
Muhammed Ali was also known for his strong religious beliefs
Time magazine went a little to far with this cover
Azealia Banks and a condom in her mouth seemed like a good idea for this magazine
Glee actors, known for their “innocence” on camera threw us off with this
John Lennon naked and cuddling his wife was his last photograph.
Lindsay Lohan as Jesus? Purple magazine is not fooling anybody
A rainbow halo? Really?
Even now it is odd to see naked men on a magazine cover
Michelle and Barack Obama depicted as gun-loving terrorists rubbed people the wrong way
Kanye West as Jesus Christ – the world could not stomach such blasphemy
Demi Moore was the first to cover a magazine naked with her pregnant belly – at the time it was outrageous.
Lady Gaga’s antics went a little to far with this meaty cover
Nudity and blood was a little too much for the world to take from Rolling Stone magazine