The Sports Illustrated 1994 Swimsuit Issue Video was released on video by Dakota North Entertainment. Since then, the annual video version of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue has been called the Swimsuit Video. In 1995, Sports Illustrated began distributing television specials based on the issue, titled Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Special.
Had tongue firmly been placed in cheek for Sports Illustrated then the Barbie Doll controversy wouldn't have exploded online like it did. Mattel's best known product had one of its dolls splashed on the cover for their Swimsuit 2014 edition followed by a Twitter campaign titled "Unapologetic."
NEW YORK, NY—In a controversial move, Sports Illustrated has unveiled photos of its first ever Baptist swimsuit model, pictured in a floor-length denim skirt, modest collared blouse, and no makeup or jewelry whatsoever, other than her purity ring.
However, several photos from the notorious issue have shocked and angered loyal SI fans over the years. Here we rank the most controversial Sports Illustrated swimsuit photos ever, including the ignorant images that angered critics and went too far (page 9).
Kate Upton, who recently helped kick off New York's Fashion Week, is rumored to be the next Sports Illustrated Swim Suit Edition cover model. Some have stated issues with the success that some female models receive by posting for the special edition.