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Portland Punk Rock Hero Beth Ditto’s “most shocking” mag cover

Beth Ditto Cover image "most shocking"

Beth Ditto Cover image "most shocking"

Portland-based Punk singer Beth Ditto has copped the top spot on a website set out to rank the “most shocking magazine covers ever” with her naked photoshoot for the UK’s NME back in 2007.

In case you have been living in a cloud of volcanic ash, like most of Europe is currently, here a reminder.

Beth beat out Demi Moore, 9/11 WTC explosion, Janet Jackson, a woman in a meatgrinder, John Lennon/Yoko Ono, and some humping camels (that’s right! Or maybe they are dromedars?) to climb all the way to the top.

My guess is that it’s not the nudity that made people freak out – but the honest portrayal of fat and self-confidence in combination. Some people will react to that in a negative way, but hopefully people voted for her because it takes guts to go against the norm.

Go Beth for putting herself out there. We <3 you!

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