Time magazine accidentally gives devil horns to Donald Trump

Dec 9, 2016

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Time magazine accidentally gives devil horns to Donald Trump

Dec 9, 2016

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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Each year, the editors of Time magazine choose the person of the year – the one who has most influenced the news and the world over the past year. But this year, their cover page reading “Donald Trump: President of the Divided States of America” caused a major stir on social networks. And all because of one letter making Trump looks devilish.

The letter “m” in the magazine’s name was placed right behind the President’s head. Some people associated it with devil horns, and social media went wild over it. Twitter was flooded with the image of Time’s cover and witty comments about this accidental (or not) placing of the letter “m”.

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The cover photo was taken by Nadav Kander. He photographed Trump so that one side of his face is in shadow, creating an allegory of the “division” mentioned in the title. The portrait is really masterfully done, but unfortunately – it became subordinate to the “devil horns” story.

However, Time magazine denies this was done on purpose. They say this has happened before due to the shape of the letter “m” in the name, and its location on the cover. Shortly after the social media craze, they posted a gallery on their website, displaying 35 of their covers that appeared to give people horns. In addition, they pointed out that “any resemblance to cats, bats or devil horns is entirely coincidental.

Pope Francis on the cover of Time magazine
Pope Francis on the cover of Time magazine. Supplied: Time magazine

What do you think? Was this just a coincidence? Or there is a sort of a message after all? Share your thoughts in the comments.

[via ABC News | The Guardian]

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30 responses to “Time magazine accidentally gives devil horns to Donald Trump”

  1. Francesco Morandini Avatar
    Francesco Morandini

    Accidentally they said ?

  2. Belinda Bean Campbell Avatar
    Belinda Bean Campbell

    Hmm – accidentally??? ?

  3. Andy Bajorinas Avatar
    Andy Bajorinas

    “Accidentally” . You can almost hear the air quotes.

  4. Casey Braunger Avatar
    Casey Braunger

    The fact that Time had the sense of humor to make a gallery with 35 different times this has happened kind of shows it’s not intentional. Too bad.

    1. Dunja Đuđić Avatar
      Dunja Đuđić

      Time indeed had a great response! :) I admire them for how they tackled the situation.

    2. Casey Braunger Avatar
      Casey Braunger

      Indeed Dunja Đuđić, didn’t expect it!

  5. john doe Avatar
    john doe

    Slow news day? I think there is no issue here. The pope on the cover makes it clear.

  6. Karen Padilla Avatar
    Karen Padilla

    I would say PERFECT alignment.

  7. Larry Carr Avatar
    Larry Carr

    Very fitting if you ask me.

  8. Tobias M Schneider Avatar
    Tobias M Schneider

    “accidentally” :D

  9. Richard Joseph Avatar
    Richard Joseph

    Accidentally?!!

  10. Albert Barckhoff Avatar
    Albert Barckhoff

    Apparently one writer dove way deeper into the analysis and meaning of this photograph beyond the display of horns.

    http://forward.com/culture/356537/why-times-trump-cover-is-a-subversive-work-of-political-art/

  11. Zachary Sprinkles Avatar
    Zachary Sprinkles

    They accidentally do it every year, still funny and appropriate.

  12. Michelle Smith Avatar
    Michelle Smith

    That wasn’t an accident…..

  13. Eric Villalobos Avatar
    Eric Villalobos

    Stupid article

    1. Cy Cox Avatar
      Cy Cox

      Sad

  14. Petar Maksimovic Avatar
    Petar Maksimovic

    People see what they want to see. Reminds me of the Illuminati triangle jokes. If anything those look like fox or wolf ears. Also he might be crazy, childish or whatever, but Clintons are the pure evil.

  15. Bartosz Sypniewski Avatar
    Bartosz Sypniewski

    don’t that it is “accidentally” ;)

  16. Z Von Dienes-Oehm Avatar
    Z Von Dienes-Oehm

    “[The chair alone is] a gaudy symbol of wealth and status, but if you look at the top right corner, you can see a rip in the upholstery, signifying Trump’s own cracked image. Behind the bluster, behind the glowing displays of wealth, behind the glittering promises, we have the debt, the tastelessness, the demagoguery, the racism, the lack of government experience or knowledge (all of which we unfortunately know too well already). Once we notice the rip, the splotches on the wood come into focus, the cracks in Trump’s makeup, the thinness of his hair, the stain on the bottom left corner of the seat — the entire illusion of grandeur begins to collapse. The cover is less an image of a man in power than the freeze frame of a leader, and his country, in a state of decay.”

  17. Felipe Paredes Schulz Avatar
    Felipe Paredes Schulz

    “Accidentally”

  18. Kathleen Herron Avatar
    Kathleen Herron

    Don’t believe for a minute that it was accidental!

    1. Kellie Ayres Avatar
      Kellie Ayres

      Looks more like bunny ears. STOP WATCHING FOX NEWS!!!

    2. Stacey Keegan Avatar
      Stacey Keegan

      Don’t tell ppl what to do

  19. Chris Lapointe Avatar
    Chris Lapointe

    “Accidentally”

  20. Brenda Lee Arbeau Avatar
    Brenda Lee Arbeau

    Everything about this cover was deliberate. It’s not a very presidential photo.

  21. Terry Fleming McMullen Avatar
    Terry Fleming McMullen

    Ridiculous.

  22. Andrew Whitus Avatar
    Andrew Whitus

    Looks like Catwoman ears to me…what does Time know about our next POTUS that we don’t know???

  23. Angel Luis Maldonado Avatar
    Angel Luis Maldonado

    No, no, no…it was not a mistake. They are so well placed, squared and centralized. It was made with every elaboration and intention. But Donald, they fit you so well. Then with that long face, you can’t miss.

  24. Justin Dunn Avatar
    Justin Dunn

    Pretty sure it is two party hats.