Rolling Stone Under Fire For Boston Bomber Rock Star Cover

Posted on July 17th, 2013 at 8:15 am

rs1Rolling Stone magazine has come under fire for putting Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on the cover of it's upcoming issue.

The pic is a selfie that the 19-year-old terrorism suspect took of himself prior to the bombings, but he looks much more like a rock star than a killer.

Social media blew up Wednesday morning after the cover was unveiled with overwhelmingly negative responses.  The magazine put out the cover on its Facebook page and it has already received thousands of negative comments.

The story, written by contributing editor Janet Reitman, delivers “a riveting and heartbreaking account of how a charming kid with a bright future became a monster.”

But they might have wanted to think twice before making it the cover story and using a photo where he looks more like a John Mayer wannabe than a man who helped murder three and maim hundreds.

 UPDATE: National drugstore giant CVS announced on it's Facebook page that it will not carry the issue with Tsarnaev on the cover, stating:

"CVS/pharmacy has decided not to sell the current issue of Rolling Stone featuring a cover photo of the Boston Marathon bombing suspect. As a company with deep roots in New England and a strong presence in Boston, we believe this is the right decision out of respect for the victims of the attack and their loved ones."

  • 3 Responses

    1. Stacy says:

      I’m shocked they would make such a cover!

    2. Tia says:

      It’s so disgraceful!

    3. Serious says:

      This is a slap in Americans face. Shame on you Rolling Stone.

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