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Jack Osbourne Challenges Rolling Stone To Donate Profits To Boston Bombing Victims

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jack osbourne creates petition for rolling stone to donate money to boston bombing victims after publishing controversial cover

Rolling Stone created quite a stir when they made the controversial decision to put Boston Bomber, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on the cover of their most recent issue, three months after the horrific incident took place.

But Jack Osbourne may have come up with the perfect solution for the pop culture magazine to show their support for all of the victims!

Like many others, Jack expressed his frustrations in Rolling Stone's decision and accused them of "glamorizing" Dzhokhar, saying:

"Innocent people have been killed or injured by the alleged actions of this man. There is no justification for awarding him a cover spot traditionally reserved for entertainment icons. It is this kind of action that encourages other sick individuals to act out in hopes of earning notoriety or martyrdom for their cause."

Despite his disapproval, Jack said he recognized the magazine's first amendment rights to put him on the cover, but he still decided to take some action.

He went on to create a petition, but instead of asking Rolling Stone to pull their issues from the shelves, he asked them to donate the money they made from the issue to all of the victims and wrote:

"The innocent victims, their families, the first responders, and the people of Boston are the ones who deserve to be honored and remembered. We challenge Rolling Stone Magazine to donate ALL profits (retail and advertising revenue) generated from the August issue to all the victims, surviving family members, and first responders adversely affected by the Boston Marathon bombings."

Over 41,000 people have signed the petition which is still about 8,000 shy from its goal of 50,000 total!

As we have said before, Rolling Stone was completely within their rights to put Dzhokhar on their cover, but it still comes across as a bit insensitive to those who are still recovering from the awful event that took place three months ago.

By donating their profits, Rolling Stone can show their support to all of the victims while proving they were in fact focusing on their "commitment to serious and thoughtful coverage" and not simply trying to sell magazines.

[Image via WENN and Rolling Stone.]

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12 comments to “Jack Osbourne Challenges Rolling Stone To Donate Profits To Boston Bombing Victims”

  1. 1

    I'm with you Jack. Good idea.

  2. Brainy Jack says – reply to this


    Dam Jack you right they should You so smart just like your Mom Shannon good job.

  3. Michele says – reply to this


    Excellent idea!

  4. 4

    Saw this on tv a few days ago, and I think it's a lovely idea.

  5. 5

    I wish they had put a portrait of one (or several) of the survivors and first responders on the cover instead. Jack's idea is fantastic.

  6. Be-Atch says – reply to this


    WHY does his family not donate half of their fortune IF he is so concerned ???? They would still be well-off, and they would be doing some good. Guess when you have no career, making broad statements gets you attention…just say'n. How ’bout also his mum cools it on the plastic surgery for a year, and that $400,000 she normally woulda have spent be sent to the victims…she is ugly anyways, and contined 'work' on her face/body ain't gonna make a difference…just say'n. Fug is Fug !

  7. 7

    Re: Be-Atch – why the fuck should they bankroll every cause they support? what stupidity you clearly missing the point! RS should give money to make some good out of their picable decision to promote a terrorista as a cool coverstar and encourage others to become famous by committing atrocious acts.

  8. 8

    Nobody here has read the article.
    Idiots all of you.
    Rolling Stone was RIGHT to put the picture of the MONSTER on the cover.

  9. 9

    Re: Lasqueesha – You're more stupid than Be-Atch whcih is pretty stupid to start with.

  10. sayswho says – reply to this


    This s silly! The magazine did a good write up of a confusing issue (how good kids go bad) and people give them grief for a photo! Let's let the magazine keep the money and pay their employees for a job well done.

  11. 11

    Brillant idea Jack.

  12. not muslim says – reply to this


    For one american death, thousand of people in the rest of the world dies and will die for maintain your lifestyle of a country living beyond its means and debted to death.!

    There is nothing who can apologize what these two monsters have done in Boston but, where it fuck in your country, it's to arrive at demonize these two morons more than some U.S. military did to innocent civilians during some wars, in the eyes of the world there is no difference!