If you didn't know, it was announced that Rolling Stone's next cover is going to feature Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who was one of two awful people who thought it was a good and okay thing to set off bombs at the finish line of the Boston Marathon. As a shocker to no one, people are PISSED about it!
Not only are people calling for a boycott of the issue (and the magazine as a whole), but we're hearing that even some businesses are refusing to carry it — INCLUDING CVS!
"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."
While Rolling Stone has every right to release whatever cover they want, we have every right to think it's not classy at all! We understand that they have a history of doing stuff like this — like with Charles Manson — but this isn't some exclusive interview or anything!
We JUST talked about a young woman who lost her leg in the explosion and is just now getting her new leg and life back together. We bet the last thing she wants to see while strolling down the street is her attempted murderer staring at her on the cover of a magazine usually meant for people who have "made it" and consider it as an honor and accomplishment!
The story IS about how Dzhokhar "fell into radical Islam and became a monster," but at passing glance a whole lot of people are just going to see two things: ROLLING STONE, and a terrorist's face. The story might itself be worth printing, but this guy doesn't deserve any more fame — or what's usually taken as an honor — for the awful things he's done.
Like we said, though, they have every right to do it. We just think it's tacky.
[Image via Rolling Stone.]