Taiwanese Animators Goof on Newsweek and Time for Ridiculous Covers

Posted by on May 16, 2012 at 8:06 am

This was inevitable.

The hard copy periodical industry is dying and about the only way they can boost sales is with incredibly controversial magazine covers. We saw a good example of this during the past week with Time featuring a mother breast feeding her son on the cover versus Newsweek declaring Obama, wearing a rainbow halo, as “The First Gay President.” Have these magazines gone too far in their desperation for sales? This situation is analyzed in an incredibly humorous manner by the notorious Taiwanese animators who have developed quite a cult following with their funny take on the news.

They have produced an hilarious animation video about this situation called “Time vs Newsweek: provocative covers stir controversy.” You can see the video below the fold but please be warned that it is somewhat risque. Oh, and another warning, the video is so burst out laughing funny that you risk soaking your computer monitor if you happen to be drinking coffee so please put your mug down before viewing.


OK, now that you’ve seen that, here’s a mash-up of the cover, via Twitter. They brought this on themselves, is all I’m going to say.



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