Time magazine has created a new cover and, well, it’s got influence from both the US and Russia…
— TIME (@TIME) May 18, 2017
The cover – depicting a cross between the White House building and the famous St Basil’s Cathedral from just outside the Kremlin – is of course a nod towards US president Donald Trump’s highly controversial relationship with Russia.
The Trump campaign was being investigated by former FBI chief James Comey into alleged links to Russia before Trump fired him, an investigation which is ongoing.
Meanwhile, in the past week it was revealed Trump leaked highly classified information to Russian officials when they visited the US capitol.
The cover has caused quite a stir online.
Some found the image quite disturbing.
— PROUD RESISTER 👊 (@ProudResister) May 18, 2017
Others wanted to congratulate the outlet on their work.
— Georgi Kantchev (@georgikantchev) May 18, 2017
Time Magazine's art department, consistently: pic.twitter.com/g777KG1XOH
— Resister Act 2 (@BoyandPiano) May 18, 2017
Meanwhile, a few appeared to think the cover went too far.
TIME magazine really has no chill with this cover pic.twitter.com/6iUFng7rnL
— Joel Franco (@OfficialJoelF) May 18, 2017
And then a few others believed it just confirmed Trump’s view that mainstream media is “fake news”.
— SimplyChristine❤️ (@Realchristine4) May 18, 2017
Also, some wanted to point out the building in Russia isn’t actually part of the Kremlin…