33 TIME Magazine Covers That Appeared to Give People Horns


There was some hubbub online Wednesday over TIME’s Person of the Year cover, which appeared to show Pope Francis sporting a set of horns.

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(This sort of thing has happened before.) 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. Check out everyone from President Bill Clinton to Jesus to Darth Vader who have received the rough end of TIME’s “horns.” Any resemblance to cats, bats or devil horns is entirely coincidental, we promise.

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Pope Francis, July 29, 2013

Pope Benedict devil horns

Pope Benedict, May 2, 2005

John Paul II devil horns

Pope John Paul II, Oct. 30, 1978

clinton devil horns 1

Bill Clinton, March 2, 1998

clinton devil horns 2

Bill Clinton, Dec. 21, 1998

clinton devil horns 3

Bill Clinton, Jan. 4, 1993

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Bill Clinton, Oct. 1, 2012

travolta devil horns

John Travolta as Clinton, March 16, 1998

HRC devil horns

Hillary Clinton, Nov. 16, 2009

thatcher devil horns

Margaret Thatcher, Dec. 3, 1990

prince charles devil horns

Prince Charles, May 15, 1978

putin devil horns

Vladimir Putin, Dec. 31, 2007

Ahmadinejad devil horns

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad…

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