Chris Christie

TIME Defends Christie Cover

Included "elephant in the room" gag

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Time Magazine Executive Editor Michael Duffy took to the airwaves last night to defend his magazine's most recent cover, which has sparked outrage this week for its thinly veiled shot at Gov. Chris Christie's weight.

The cover features a silhouetted photo of the governor beside the caption "Elephant in the Room." After the cover was revealed yesterday, the Twittersphere erupted with condemnation for the magazine.

"Whether or not one likes Christie, these cheap shots–like Time's new cover–about his weight are decidedly uncool," tweeted New York Times reporter Steven Greenhouse.