We guess it's true what they say, there is no such thing as bad press!
Rolling Stone pissed off a flock of fans, advertisers, distributors, and even folks who didn't realize the magazine was still in print when it plastered Dzhokhar Tsarnaev — one of the alleged masterminds behind the Boston Marathon bombings — on it's August cover!
Boston officials — and even Jack Osbourne — raised hell over the cover, which certainly seemed to glorify the man charged with bringing a crap-ton of destruction down on the fine metropolis, and drug stores like CVS, 7-Eleven, and Walgreens flatly refused to carry copies of the issue at all!!
You'd think that might put a dent in sales, even if just a little bit!
And you'd be wrong!!
According to one person familiar with the circulation numbers, sales were up by one fifth!
That source said:
“It looks like the sales are up about 20 percent."
Wow! Color us SHOCKED!
Who knows, maybe those extra issues were purchased so angry protestors would have something to angrily burn!
[Image via Rolling Stone.]
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