Other Woman/Asparagus Stock Photos Newsweek Should Have Used For Its Cover

After racking up headlines for publishing controversial magazine covers—one called Mitt Romney a wimp, another displayed young woman breastfeeding a three-year-oldNewsweek has another cover controversy on its hands.

We already told you that Raphael Brion at Eater noticed that the suggestive photo of asparagus being lowered into a model’s open mouth (which graces Newsweek’s new cover) is a very popular stock photo—it’s already been used in Observer Food Monthly in 2008 and Russia’s edition of Harper’s Bazaar in May 2012.

Now we ask, why this specific image when stock photo sites have so many suggestive asparagus shots to choose from?

Here’s what Newsweek (and many other magazines) used:

Newsweek Asparagus

Photo: Eater

And here’s what they could have picked:
1.

woman asparagus

Photo: Getty Screengrab

2.

woman asparagus getty

Photo: Shutterstock Screengrab

3. 

woman asparagus getty

Photo: Getty Screengrab

4.

woman asparagus shutterstock

Photo: Shutterstock Screengrab

5.

woman asparagus istockphoto

Photo: iStockphoto Screengrab

6.

woman asparagus istockphoto

Photo: iStockphoto Screengrab

And don’t even get us started about broccoli…

brocolli getty

Photo: Getty Screengrab

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