We don’t usually associate the words Publishers Weekly with scandal, but the cover of their December 14 issue is currently making the rounds on the Internets and it’s causing just that. The biggest confusion seems to be over whether the image above is real. Unfortunately, it is. What do you think of it? Offensive? A bad marketing? Dated? While we love a good pun, this just seems in poor taste. Or maybe there’s something we’re missing here? (Find the cover story here.)
We’ve reached out to the publication’s art director, Clive Chiu, for the back story on the cover design. Weigh in with your own comments below.