The 10 Most Controversial Mag Covers (Recently) Published

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3. Obama Is Now the First Gay Black President

President Obama doesn't necessarily want to be outed right now—already dealing with the pressures of a campaign and family—but Newsweek doesn't care. Its cover proclaiming Obama to be the "first gay president" twists Obama's support of marriage equality into a cover portrayal as a gay angel. The connection is clear, but the illustration received more criticism than praise, with some arguing it was designed purely for controversy's sake. And, of course, many believe that James Buchanan was the country's actual first gay president anyway. 

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