A Fine Line: Controversial Magazine Covers

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  • Vibe
  • TIME
  • TIME
  • Rolling Stone
  • Vanity Fair
  • Esquire
  • TIME
  • Rolling Stone
  • Kerry Washington
  • Beyoncé
  • Ebony
  • Oprah
  • Bloomberg Businessweek
  • Ebony
  • Ebony
  • The New Yorker
  • Rolling Stone
  • Time

Darker Times

Skin lightening is not always the issue. TIME got into hot water in the court of public opinion for darkening O.J. Simpson's complexion on their cover, rendering him guilty... before he was acquitted of murder.

(Photo: TIME Magazine, June 1994)