Over the years, Magazines like Time, Vogue, and the New Yorker have made it their mission to grab attention with their prize-worthy covers, however, it doesn’t always work in their favor. Or does it?  Check out these controversial covers that made so many people upset, that readers ran out to get a copy.  Many of these covers hold the title of ‘most controversial,’ but some also hold the title of ‘most popular’ as well.

 

Most Controversial Magazine Covers Ever

Time Magazine (April 1996)

Most Controversial Magazine Covers Ever

The return of Steve Jobs - Wired Magazine (June 1997)

Most Controversial Magazine Covers Ever

Britney Spears- Rolling Stone (April 1999)

Most Controversial Magazine Covers Ever

Michelle and Barack Obama- The New Yorker

Most Controversial Magazine Covers Ever

Demi Moore- Vanity Fair-= the first pregnant/nude cover

Most Controversial Magazine Covers Ever

Taylor Lautner- People (fabricated cover and story)

Most Controversial Magazine Covers Ever

Janet Jackson- Rolling Stone

Most Controversial Magazine Covers Ever

Time Magazine 1963

Most Controversial Magazine Covers Ever

Jessica Simpson- Elle Magazine (2012)

Most Controversial Magazine Covers Ever

John Lennon and Yoko Ono- Rolling Stone (1980)

Most Controversial Magazine Covers Ever

Justin Bieber-Complex Magazine's 10th Anniversary Issue

Most Controversial Magazine Covers Ever

Kate Walsh- Shape Magazine (March 2012)

Most Controversial Magazine Covers Ever

Lebron James and Heidi Klum- Vogue

Most Controversial Magazine Covers Ever

Life Magazine in 1965

Most Controversial Magazine Covers Ever

O.J. Simpson- Time Magazine

Most Controversial Magazine Covers Ever

Brad Pitt- Rolling Stone (1999)

Most Controversial Magazine Covers Ever

Mother's Day Edition- Time (May 21, 2012)

Most Controversial Magazine Covers Ever

Ellen- TIME Magazine (April 1997)