The 10 Most Controversial Mag Covers (Recently) Published

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

10. Mitt Romney and Photoshop Get Into a Fight—Guess Who Wins?

This cover never actually met a newsstand, although two weeks after Bloomberg Businessweek decided to kill it in favor of leading with Steve Ballmer's efforts to reboot Microsoft, New York came out with a similar Photoshop effort. That one took a more bipartisan approach, putting a beaten and bloodied Barack next to a similarly mutilated Mitt. The art departments of most mags come up with several possible covers for an issue, but the ones cast aside usually don't get the chance to cause controversy. This one was published to Businessweek's design department's Flickr account

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