The latest Rolling Stone cover has gained some serious backlash at every turn over the decision to put Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on the cover according to the Chicago Tribune reports on Wednesday, July 17.
Thousands have spoken out against Rolling Stone’s decision and have began boycotting the magazine making today’s top Twitter Trend hashtag #BoycottRollingStone .
Twitter has been flooded with tweets slamming the popular music magazine from numerous celebrities and Twitter users across the globe.
@BostonBachelor wrote: Hey @RollingStone you could have honored any victim of the Bombing with your cover. But you chose a Terrorist #BoycottRollingStone.
Motley Crue rocker Tommy Lee posted: @MrTommyLand
Really @RollingStone ? Wtff!!!
Singer John Rich posted You always think as an artist “If I ever get on the Rolling Stone I’ll know I’ve made it!” That was until they started promoting terrorists.
Jack Osbourne posted a request asking : @MrJackO
#boycotRollingStoneMagazine please retweet this as much as you can. shame on them.
Deval Patrick the Governor of Massachusetts released a statement saying:
“I haven’t read it, but I understand the substance of the article is not objectionable, it’s apparently pretty good reporting,” Patrick said. “But the cover is out of taste, I think.”
If the cover photo looks familiar to you, it’s because it was posted on social media by Tsarnaev himself and shared previously by several media outlets. Many on Twitter have made a comparison between this cover and one from 1991 featuring Jim Morrison of The Doors, mostly because of the similar stare and shaggy hair.
This is not the first time that Rolling Stone magazine has taken a controversial turn with their publishing in 1970 Charles Manson was also featured.
Rolling Stone is now suffering the beginning of a huge boycott across the country, not only readers but big companies such as CVS have announced that they will not be selling the Boston bomber Tsarnaev’s Rolling Stone cover issue.
CVS reps announced:
“CVS/pharmacy has decided not to sell the current issue of Rolling Stone featuring a cover photo of the Boston Marathon bombing suspect. 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.”
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