US POLITICS

The Devil Is In The Detail: Trump Sports Horns In ‘Time’ Cover Photo

The peaks of the M in 'Time' rested squarely on top of Trump's head in the photo

US POLITICS
Dec 07, 2016 at 2:40 PM ET

The internet is calling out a little easter egg that appeared on Donald Trump’s Time magazine cover photo on Wednesday when he was named its Person of the Year.

The peaks of the M in “Time” rested squarely on top of Trump’s head in the photo giving it the appearance that he is sporting the devil’s horns.

Twitter users took to the platform to wonder if the move was deliberate. It was not. The magazine released a statement to say there is no hidden meaning to the cover layout. “Any resemblance to cats, bats or devil horns is entirely coincidental,” the magazine wrote in a post on Wednesday morning. “Given the shape of the letter ‘m’ in the magazine’s name and its location on the cover, many other subjects in the past have also appeared to sprout extra features. It’s happened to Hillary Clinton at least twice. It’s happened to Bill Clinton, and George W. Bush, too.” Time’s statement was accompanied by a slideshow of other photo covers where the M landed near, or on top of the subjects’ heads. 

Twitter users pointed out another detail that made some wonder if Time was doing some editorializing about the president-elect: The chair is oddly reminiscent of the one Adolf Hitler is sitting on in the 1938 cover: