Controversial magazine covers

Published: Jul 17 2013 12:19:43 PM EDT   Updated On: Oct 18 2013 10:13:58 AM EDT

A look at Melissa McCarthy's Elle cover and other controversial magazine covers through the years.

Magazine Covers - Melissa McCarthy
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Elle

Elle magazine is taking some heat for its cover of plus-sized actress Melissa McCarthy, with some saying they're trying to cover her up and calling it "fat-shaming." Here's a look at other controversial magazine covers through the years. (Warning: This collection includes certain images some readers might find offensive.)

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