People magazine’s worst-selling cover for 2014 was its June 16 issue that featured Hillary Clinton — it barely sold half a million copies.
The summer issue, whose feature story was “Hillary & The White House,” showed the former secretary of state wearing a coral top and leaning against a patio chair in her backyard.
That pose attracted some curiosity, with sites like the Drudge Report wondering if Clinton was holding onto a walker.
PHOTO: IS CLINTON HOLDING A WALKER? http://t.co/gvOS7VxEVq
— DRUDGE REPORT (@DRUDGE_REPORT) June 4, 2014
The cover came at a time when some speculated that 67-year-old Clinton could have pre-existing health conditions which could affect her being a Democratic front-runner in the 2016 presidential race.
However, “People” moved to dispel the walker rumors and tweeted out a picture saying the “photo mystery” was merely a chair.
— People magazine (@peoplemag) June 4, 2014
But the tweet came too late. The cover story had already inspired a meme.
WHY IS HILLARY POSING WITH A WALKER????? pic.twitter.com/cCn5FQqAP0
— Ana Marie Cox (@anamariecox) June 4, 2014
By comparison, “People’s” best-selling cover came just two months later and featured Robin Williams after the comedian committed suicide earlier that month. It sold 1,169,800 copies.