Alleged Boston Bomber Showcased on Rolling Stone Magazine

Rolling Stone stirs controversy with Alleged Boston Bomber on the Cover.


by Christine Noel
by Chris Keimig, Photojournalist

CHARLOTTE, NC-  Glorifying a terrorist.

Rolling Stone Magazine's new cover photo of one of the Boston Bombing suspects is triggering widespread outrage.

The new issue showcases alleged Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in what some are calling an inappropriately flattering light.

"It's certainly not commonplace to see that type of presentation of someone that's done heinous things like this," says Charlotte resident,  Dr. Sean Knuth.

CVS, Walgreens, Rite Aid and K-Mart all say they won't sell the Bomber issue.

As of Wednesday evening, the Boycott Rolling Stone facebook page has over 114,000 'Likes.'

Celebrities are also weighing in on the controversy. Country star, Brad Paisley tweeted: We shouldn't make rock stars out of murderers.

Kelly Osbourne tweeted: In case you failed to realize, the Boston bomber is a murderer not a band... and has no place being on the cover of Rolling Stone.

Donnie Wahlberg tweeted: I'd be remiss if I didn't express my disappointment in Rolling Stone Magazine's cover. For many reasons, it just feels wrong.


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