(NEWSER) – Chris Christie's landslide reelection win has landed him on the cover of Time—and that cover has landed Time in hot water. That's because over a silhouette of the governor, the magazine went with the headline "The Elephant in the Room." Which, Mediaite notes, is a triple-pun, referencing Christie's party, his uneasy relationship with that party, and—cue the controversy—his weight. The Internet swiftly delivered its trademark outrage party. Some highlights:
- "Coming in early 2016: A jumbo-sized victory," quips Hot Air, which notes that this is Time's second problematic Christie cover; an earlier one, reading simply "The Boss," raised ire, because some complained that it evoked the mafia.