The 10 Most Controversial Mag Covers (Recently) Published

These images shocked, awed, made you buy and/or made you talk

2. United, Continental Join the Mile-High Club 

This is the one where airplanes do it airplane-style—probably the most provocative illustration of a company merger that ever decorated a newsstand. Plus, the banner on the corner refers to Facebook's IPO as "friends with benefits." Aside from the obvious controversy that would naturally land with the cover image, it seems as though the design department at Bloomberg Businessweek might be feeling a little deprived.

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