I stopped caring about Time's Person of the Year about a decade ago when the Time's Person of the Year was me. Since then, the infamous title has been given to Vladimir Putin, "The Protester," and Mark Zuckerberg—plus some less controversial choices, such as last year's pick, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and 2012 honoree Barack Obama.
These people, along with the title, annually grace the cover of Time's illustrious print magazine. This year, noted conspiracy theorist and hair-haver (and, sure, President-elect) Donald Trump was named Time Person of the Year. But there seems to be something strange going on.
Take a look at the cover of the magazine.
Do you see that?
Yes! Horns! They gave him horns! The "M" in Time it looks like horns of the bad kind, and people on Twitter are thrilled about it:
Is this a subtle way of editorializing the cover, so as to not glorify a man who became President-elect of the United States by inciting hateful speech and marginalizing the foundations of our democracy? Or did they do it by total accident?
The answer is neither! This happens all the time! It's happened to Hillary Clinton, it's happened to Pope Francis a few times, and they did it to Putin, to Bush, to Obama, to Abe Lincoln. It's just because the M looks like horns and is in the middle of the magazine cover. As Time notes, "Any resemblance to cats, bats, or devil horns is entirely coincidental."
While any horns in the photo are allegedly by accident, Trump's Person of the Year photo does look similar to this Time cover from April 14, 1941.
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