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Today on "The List" we're talking about the cover of "Rolling Stone". It is of course typically reserved for rock stars and celebrities. But it's latest cover is causing a big stir.

The magazine decided to put accused Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on the cover, and it's ignited an online outrage the the magazine is glamoring a terrorist. But the magazine says the article itself is a deeply researched account of the suspect.

It is not the first controversial cover to get a reaction.

Here's our list of the other Top 5:

  1. In 1939 "Time" magazine declared Hitler it's man of the year...that's him playing his hymn of hate in a cathedral.  The magazine has defended this one throughout history...saying man of the year is someone who's most influenced the events of the past year.
  2. In 1991 on "Vanity Fair" Demi Moore was the first celebrity to appear naked and pregnant on the cover of a magazine.  but basically she just started a trend because several celebrities have done so since.
  3. Remember this one from "The New Yorker" back in 2008?  it shows michelle and barack obama as terrorists. it was apparently meant to poke fun at the misinformation surrounding his presidential campaign, but it backlash from both obama and mccain supporters.
  4. In 1996...this cover from "Time" with the question is God Dead? considered to be the most controversial of all recieved more letters to the editor than any other in the magazine's history.
  5. Back in 1995 "Time" magazine recieved criticism for this photo of o-j simpson during his murder trial...the flack was because the magazine darkened his skin tone...critics say the magazine made him appear more menacing....the magazine eventually apologized.
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