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Rolling Stone cover generates outrage on social media

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(Photo Illustration by Sean McCabe / Rolling Stone)

NEW YORK – Rolling Stone magazine on Tuesday night announced its August cover story on its website – and the photo on its cover generated immediate outrage on social media.

Rolling Stone said its cover story is “a deeply reported account of the life and times of Boston bomber Jahar Tsarnaev,” which delves into “how a charming kid with a bright future became a monster.”

But it was the photo and its placement on the magazine’s cover that sparked immediate outrage on social media.

Disgusted in Rolling Stone said, “You put him on the cover? Shame on you!”

Akscribe wrote, “This cover is beyond horrible. It glorifies a mass murderer–and I’m sure it gives a big jolt to some copycat out there. Whoever approved this cover should be fired immediately.”

Bostonrocks33 wrote, “This is gross!! You could write a book & nothing would make this hateful act understandable!! Shame on Rolling Stones for putting that murderer on the cover in such a glamorous way!! Evil is evil & that’s what this nothing more!! I will never purchase your magazine ever!!!”

And those were some of milder comments. To go to Rolling Stone’s website, click here.

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10 Comments to “Rolling Stone cover generates outrage on social media”

    Kelly T said:
    July 16, 2013 at 9:16 PM

    free speech. free press. if you don't like it, DON'T BUY IT!

    James said:
    July 16, 2013 at 10:06 PM

    Kelly, nobody's saying they don't have the RIGHT to put him on the cover, just that it's not the right thing to do. I'm sure that magazine isn't going over too well in Boston, to have to see his face looking at you from the newsstand

    JoJo said:
    July 17, 2013 at 6:07 AM

    That is just sick….shame on them!

    joe said:
    July 17, 2013 at 6:20 AM

    What do you expect from the leftwing media empire, anything else? They feel sorry for Islamic Terrorists, they believe that they are misunderstood unfortunates, but fail to realize their nothing but hard up perverts that pleasure themselves to news videos of their victims mutilated bodies and dream of 72 imaginary virgins

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