Time magazine makes a fat joke for its cover on Chris Christie

Keep it classy, Time


Elias Isquith
November 7, 2013 7:00PM (UTC)

With its latest cover, a paywalled look at Chris Christie's 2016 hopes, Time magazine opted to forgo the high road and run with a fat joke instead.

"The Elephant in the Room," Time blares, making a thinly veiled reference to Christie's girth, his being a Republican, and the fact that his landslide reelection victory has some Tea Party Republicans feeling uneasy about the GOP's future.

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The New Jersey governor, who recently underwent weight loss surgery, has long had a well-known struggle with his weight, but is said to be losing the pounds slowly but steadily.

See the cover below, via Time:


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Elias Isquith is a former Salon staff writer.

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