Rolling Stone has come under fire for their most recent cover, which features the Boston bombing suspect, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
The photo, a shot Tsarnaev took of himself, has drawn comparisons to previous covers featuring teen idols, leading some to believe that the magazine is glorifying the suspected terrorist.
(Courtesy of Rolling Stone)
Hours after the cover was revealed on Tuesday night (July 16), a Facebook group called “Boycott Rolling Stone Magazine For Their Latest Cover” was created, which at press time, was at 166,000 Likes. CVS, along with New England-based Tedeschi Food Shops, announced they will not sell the issue in stores. By Wednesday, other stores including Walgreens, Cumberland Farms and Stop & Shop announced that they will not be selling the issue, either.
Others, however, were quick to point out that the story was written by Janet Reitman, a well-respected investigative journalist who spent two months researching Tsarnaev’s story, and that the photo Rolling Stone used was featured in stories published by other publications, including the front page of The New York Times.
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