As if President-elect Donald Trump didn't receive enough media coverage this year, TIME has devoted a very special cover for the soon-to-be 45th President of the United States, as 2016 Person of the Year. To be frank, selecting Trump as Person of the Year is a bit lazy and uninspired on TIME's part — but I will give the nearly 100-year-old publication credit where credit is due. TIME's Person of the Year (formerly "Man of the Year" until 1999) isn't necessarily a celebration of that person, nor is it an endorsement, as it noted in its 2007 Person of the Year profile on Russian President Vladimir Putin. In fact, there a plenty of TIME Person of the Year winners who prove the title isn't always an honor.
In fact, TIME has even said itself that its pick for Person of the Year "is not and never has been an honor." With Donald Trump as 2016's Person of the Year pick, the magazine acknowledged that he would be regarded as a controversial choice by readers around the globe, clarifying that the Person of the Year selection is ultimately "about power and influence, not likability or morality." You can't deny that Trump solidly checks the box for each of those qualities set by TIME. The magazine also doesn't shy away from its own history, either, when in the same profile of Trump, it noted that Adolph Hitler was its Man of the Year in 1938. Along with Hitler, here are five more controversial Person of the Year covers from TIME.