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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