Newsweek's "Muslim Rage" Cover Sparks Immediate Backlash
Many are calling Newsweek's new cover offensive and sensational. Twitter users are also now actively trolling Newsweek's #MuslimRage hashtag in protest.
This is Newsweek's newest cover, showcasing the recent riots spreading throughout the Middle East.
Newsweek then offered readers a venue to discuss the controversial issue with the hashtag #MuslimRage
Users then re-appropriated the hashtag and have begun actively trolling it, filling it up with jokes by--for the most part--Muslim twitter accounts about Muslim culture.
Newsweek is currently standing by the cover, with PR Director Andrew Kirk issuing this statement:
“This week's Newsweek cover accurately depicts the events of the past week as violent protests have erupted in the Middle East (including Morocco where the cover image was taken)."