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Controversial Comedian Covers

The Ricky Gervais New Humanist Magazine Cover is Jaw-Dropping

— August 23, 2011 — Pop Culture
Ricky Gervais is not the type of comedian, or celebrity for that matter, who is afraid of appearing offensive or stirring up some controversy, and the Ricky Gervais New Humanist September 2011 cover is a perfect example of that fearlessness.

Gervais originally sent in a photo of himself to Rolling Stone Magazine dressed as a clown with a gun in his mouth. He intended to send them this one as well, which shows the comedian hanging on a crucifix made of a microphone stand and the word 'atheist' written across his chest.

Against all odds, the photo made its way to New Humanist, and now the Ricky Gervais New Humanist cover is getting people talking. With a caption that says "You have the right to be offended, and I have the right to offend you," one thing is for sure: Ricky Gervais is a master of media attention.
Trend Themes
1. Controversial Celebrity Covers - Opportunities for celebrities to use their platform to spark conversation and challenge norms with provocative cover art and messaging.
2. Unapologetic Social Commentary - Trends in media shifting towards unapologetic, no-holds-barred social commentary with the potential to reach new audiences and spark positive change.
3. Shock Marketing Tactics - New marketing strategies involving controversial, attention-grabbing tactics to disrupt traditional marketing approaches and gain consumer attention.
Industry Implications
1. Entertainment Industry - Opportunities for entertainers and media companies to challenge the status quo and spark conversations around social issues, potentially reaching new audiences and generating buzz.
2. Media Industry - Trends in media moving towards more provocative content and messaging, with opportunities for innovative media companies to differentiate themselves and gain consumer attention.
3. Marketing Industry - Opportunities to disrupt traditional marketing approaches with unconventional, provocative tactics, potentially gaining wider consumer attention and generating interest in new audiences.
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