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Time Magazine’s Controversial Covers

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It seems that we have an issue about an issue (or two). Time Magazine is attracting some angry readers (and a few lazy skimmers) about their issue entitled The Gods of Food, and another issue entitled The Elephant in the Room. Hilariously, the two issues seem to be related, but to our lack of amusement, they are not.

Ok, so where do we even begin? Perhaps we should begin by saying that this is not the first time Time has—seriously, no pun intended—been berated for its choices for cover photos. Thus, the question should always be, what has Time magazine done NOW?

Time recently released its international edition with a cover story and photo about The Gods of Food. It sounds yummy, but some readers are steamed up that the goddesses of food are very few on the list. There are thirteen food enthusiasts listed, and of the thirteen, 4 females were included: Amrita Patel, Aida Batlle, Vandana Shiva, and Etharin Cousin.

Regardless of the fantastic four that were listed, people were still burned about the lack of female foodies. They wanted answers! Fortunately, the editor of TIME Magazine, Howard Chua-Eoan had some answers to give:

“We did not want to fill a quota of a woman chef. We wanted to go with reputation and influence. There was no attempt to exclude women. We just went with the basic realities of what was going on and who was being talked about.”

And that’s that. Chua-Eoan has attempted to put the lid on that situation, but there is yet another matter. If you examine the top of the cover of the Gods of Food issue, you will see a question about whether the New Jersey Governor Chris Christie can win over his party? Not so bad. Valid question. But there’s more….

Another recently released issue of TIME magazine has Chris Christie on the front cover in an Alfred Hitchcock-like silhouette and profile along with the title The Elephant in the Room. The republican reference to the elephant can certainly be gathered from this… but is that also a fat joke!?

The magazine has yet to give responses for the Christie cover, but rest assured, people are waiting.

Images via Twitter, Time and time.com

Other sources via pix11 and eater.com

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  • There You Go

    Just stop!!! My God. I am tired of hearing women complain. It is non-stop. If you want a quota system, then just ask for one. We will just include women because they are women. It is enough to make you not care at all about women’s issues. Look at the response — they wanted to go with the realities of what was going on and who was being talked about. The key word is reality. Not some made up illusion created just because women have to be included. Also, who are all the people that are outraged. I highly suspect it is just the author of this article because frankly, a person would have to be a moron to think the magazine cover or article was sexist.

    It is non-stop in this country. Everything is an issue. But the reality is that no one cares anymore. When someone claims sexism over and over again, people just stop caring. I know I don’t. Why should I? The complaining will never stop and the people complaining are very tiring. Many incompetent women scream sexism to cover up their incompetence. Women in this country think they deserve a free ride in life.

    • @There

      Welcome to America in 2013. Women are never happy and always victims in this country. In fact, there is a field of psychology studying this effect and they are calling it “the professional victim syndrome.” It is no coincidence that our country started rapidly declining with the rise of feminism in this nation.

  • @There

    You are right. Here is how crazy feminists are: http://hoodfeminism.com/tag/professional-victims/ .

    Feminists are no longer content with going after men. They also are going after women. Then they are taking those women and dividing them into feminists and non-feminists. Then they even want to take the feminists and divide them further into white feminists and black feminists. Then even within the same color group — they are bashing. It is insane — all of it. What it all boils down to is that women never want to take responsibility for their own decisions and actions. Never. It is always someone else’s fault.

  • Fashionable

    You are right. Here is how crazy feminists are: hoodfeminism.com/tag/professional-victims/ .

    Feminists are no longer content with going after men. They also are going after women. Then they are taking those women and dividing them into feminists and non-feminists. Then they even want to take the feminists and divide them further into white feminists and black feminists. Then even within the same color group — they are bashing. It is insane — all of it. What it all boils down to is that women never want to take responsibility for their own decisions and actions. Never. It is always someone else’s fault.

  • Ted in Topeka

    I looked this up on the net. No one is outraged about the food cover. Very very few people view it as sexist. However, people are upset about the Elephant comment. However, they also did a cover about Obama being the Jackass in the room. At the end of the day, who cares. Christie is fat. That is the truth. There are lots of fat people in America. Lying about it and isn’t going to make the problem go away. By the way, what happens to fat and stupid nations? They get slaughtered. History has shown that time and time again. Americans lie to themselves too much about reality. It is a country of politically correct illusions and that is why nothing there gets better.

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