The Most Controversial Newsweek Covers [Slideshow]

With Time magazine sucking up all the buzz from last week with its controversial cover featuring a breastfeeding mother, Newsweek has decided to up the ante with a cover this week declaring President Obamathe first gay president.” “If President Clinton was the ‘first black president’ then Obama earns every stripe in that ‘gaylo’ with last week’s gay marriage proclamation,” Brown told Politico’s Dylan Byers, via email. “Newsweek’s cover pays tribute to his newly ordained place in history.”

It wasn’t immediately clear whether their cover outing President Obama would go on to become as iconically controversial as some of their others, but it wasn’t the first time that Newsweek had made headlines for a provocative cover photo in recent times. In fact, it is pretty clear that part of the Newsweek/Daily Beast strategy for the ailing weekly is to get people talking about them. Good and bad. So like any good lemmings might, we are here to oblige.

Here are some of their most notorious modern-era covers:

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