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This Is The Latest New Yorker Cover And It's...Wow

Immediate reactions from people have varied from "brilliant" to "brutal."

Posted on May 11, 2017, at 5:20 p.m. ET

On Thursday, The New Yorker gave people an early look at "Ejected," the cover art for its May 22 issue.

An early look at next week's cover, “Ejected,” by Barry Blitt: https://t.co/HJUOYaH8qk

The stark references are simple and jarring: Attorney General Jeff Sessions is the security officer from the infamous United Airlines flight dragging former FBI Director James Comey. President Trump looks on.

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In the accompanying announcement on The New Yorker's website, the artist Barry Blitt issued this comment about his cover: "It’s probably a bit of a leap. James Comey is six feet eight—he probably would have been happy to give up his seat in a cramped cabin.”

And people all had about one (and a one-word) response to it:

Wow. The new New Yorker cover — "United." https://t.co/3Hgl57AzKI

oh my... !! @NewYorker cover https://t.co/PR4zNB8eVW

Jaws are still dropped. And jury is still out over whether it's:

Or:

BuzzFeed News has reached out to The New Yorker for comment.

A BuzzFeed News investigation, in partnership with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, based on thousands of documents the government didn't want you to see.

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