In Touch made headlines last week for planning to put the Virginia Tech tragedy on its cover, offsetting it’s normal, celeb-u-tard-fused content. Well, they did — very noble of them — but specter of a Brangelina breakup (and, to a lesser extent, John Mayer and Jessica Simpson‘s unlikely love affair) proved too much to leave off the April 30th issue’s cover entirely.
The In Touch cover recalled a similar tragedy bet-hedging move by People, which devoted most of its Hurricane Katrina cover to the tragedy, but curiously included a top-right cover line to its annual “Best and Worst Dressed” list.
Pop culture, it seems, is just too enticing for magazine editors to forget.
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