Outrage over new Rolling Stone cover

2013-07-17 11:28
New York - Rolling Stone magazine's decision to put Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the accused Boston Marathon bomber, on the cover of its latest issue has ignited a firestorm of outrage online, reports CNN.

The magazine, known for putting celebrities and rock stars on their cover, have come under fire for using Tsarnaev’s photo on the front page of their latest issue.

The picture is one that Tsarnaev himself posted online and has been published widely by other media outlets in the past.

Social media has been abuzz with harsh criticism since the cover was first revealed on the magazine's Facebook page.

"I think it's wrong to make celebrities out of these people. Why give the guy the cover of Rolling Stone? TIME gave Charles Manson the cover and all the magazines carried pictures of the Columbine shooters on the covers, too. Don't make martyrs out of these people," Shawn Anthony, a reader, wrote. His comment got 685 likes from other readers.

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Comments

  • Susan Gunning - 2013-07-17 12:01

    but it can be on the front pages of newspapers??? who cares...its a story people want to read about and make sure there is justice

      Eric J. Lasalle - 2013-07-17 18:44

      Susan of course a newspaper because its news!! Hello? Nota fricken cover of a MUSIC eentertainment magazine..Theres a slight difference girl.

      Eric J. Lasalle - 2013-07-17 18:46

      Susan of course a newspaper because its news!! Hello? Nota fricken cover of a MUSIC eentertainment magazine..Theres a slight difference girl.

  • Gareth Coats - 2013-07-17 12:21

    Did they say why they did it?

  • BatongaBoro - 2013-07-17 14:28

    ah, the proper Rolling Stone, not the rubbish that was thrown at South Africa (is it still going here?). RS is famous for outstanding social journalism, or at least it was - good to see they are returning to that value.

  • Stephen Bell - 2013-07-19 14:09

    Nice, who will they put on next? The UniBomber? The two guys that beheaded the soldier? This is in very poor taste! I will never buy Rolling Stone again

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