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Added by propelas on 12 Dec 2012 04:43
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Some Controversial Photos of 2012

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R. Umar Abbasi’s photograph has raised an extensive debate on what is ethical to photograph. However, just in the last few days, there have been three incidents of injury or death on the New York subway. Only a horrific photograph like this had attracted so much attention to any particular instance, and hopefully, will make commuters more aware of their surroundings.
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Not only did Newsweek publish a contentious piece of “shock journalism” by well known anti-Islam activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali, the article was accompanied by this out-of-context cover image and a Newsweek-encouraged Twitter hashtag: #MuslimRage. This allowed for a dialogue to take place, as Muslims responded to the hashtag with images of their regular lives and mocking Twitter messages. Yey, Internet!
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Ah, good ol’ intentional provocation-lite. Check out GQ’s play on football superstar Tim Tebow’s good-Christian-boy image and his imminent objectification as a sex symbol. There was some amount of blasphemy-related outrage re: the whole Sexy Jesus thing. Perhaps it was just a rebuttal to Ricky Gervais’ bloody crucified “atheist” glamour shot on the cover of The New Humanist last year?
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This Is 40 (2012)

When the TIME issue on attachment parenting featured 26-year-old Jamie Lynne Grumet and her three-year-old son breastfeeding on the cover? A controversy erupted over whether it was tasteful, appropriate, or even criminal. Hey, talk it out, talk it out — that’s good. If only people didn’t get so hung up on the oh-so-offensive image itself and its tangent censorship dilemma, but instead focused more on the actual topic of attachment parenting. Sigh.
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Earlier this year, President Barack Obama was photographed being joyfully bear-hugged high up into the air by pizza joint owner Scott Van Duzer of Fort Pierce, Florida — a registered Republican who voted for Obama in 2008 and planned to vote for him again in 2012. There were two major controversies surrounding the photo. There was the Republican trolling of Van Duzer’s Yelp page à la ”traitor” and other nonsense. Then there was the “What were the Secret Service agents thinking?!” dilemma. That it was OK unless Van Duzer “took [Obama] away” apparently, which he didn’t. But he could have. Look at ‘em guns.
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Not to be out-done, Republican presidential candidate Paul Ryan also found himself starring in an exciting campaign photo, pictured here helping out at a soup kitchen in Ohio, helping the homeless so very hard. According to sources, most of this was very elaborately staged for a photo op. How embarrassing. Oh, did we hit a sore spot? We could have posted those snazzy workout photos, you know, but we didn’t. You know, the ones over here. Oops.
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Margin Call (2011)

It’s hard to pick just one of the photographs that caused a stir earlier this year by juxtaposing tourists and the half-sunk Costa Concordia — the cruise ship which capsized near a Tuscan Island and killed 32 people became a spectacle for tourists and journalists alike. This shot however… just, wow. “Nothing appears to be between the ears of the lazy sunbathers,” right? Take it away, Moz. We’re feeling mighty cynical.
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We saved the most controversial photo of the year for last, clearly… Just kidding. To be honest, it was a toss up between this image of Justin “White Trash Prince” Bieber meeting the Prime Minister of Canada while wearing jean overalls and Miley Cyrus’ selfies of her — GASP!!! — new Robyn hair. Bieber won.
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Posted: 5 years, 5 months ago at Dec 13 16:49
Good stuff! Unfortunately, some of these represent the uncaring mentality that many have these days while some are just dumb!
Posted: 5 years, 5 months ago at Dec 13 18:22
i like this it's amasing..............
Posted: 5 years, 5 months ago at Dec 13 18:35
Great list! :)

My view on the whole "controversial photos" topic is that only a few of them, like #1 and 7, are "legit" controversial and interesting photos as such, if I may say so.
Seem to me, other controversies are more about how some images were picked or staged to be used either in magazine covers or in American politics. ;)
Posted: 5 years, 5 months ago at Dec 14 1:29
I happen to love that Obama picture, I smile every time I see it.

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