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CVS, Walgreens, Stop & Shop Won't Sell Rolling Stone's Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Issue

 

ABBY OHLHEISER AND DASHIELL BENNETT9,661 ViewsJUL 17, 2013

Rolling Stone decided to make a profile of Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev the cover story of their next issue, but their choice of cover photo has more than few people baffled and upset. (update: It's also prompted a growing number of retail chains to boycott the entire issue) The layout, which is being described as "shocking" and "offensive," resembles any number of rock star images that have graced the magazine over the years... and that's exactly the problem. Many people feel that the photo the editors chose makes Tsarnaev look like a smoldering teen heartthrob and not the accused murderer and terrorist that he is. 

A few people have pointed out that the magazine has featured plenty of villains and criminals on its covers in the past, including Charles Manson in 1970. And the magazine (like other publications) only has a few photos of the man to choose from, which is why we've actually seen this image in several other places before, including The New York Times (and this website.) But the combination of Tsarnaev's casual, glamorous appearance with the famously "cool" magazine's attitude just isn't sitting well with most people.

The online reactionwith thousands of tweets and comments on the magazine's Facebook page, wasalmost universally against the cover, some vowing to never buy Rolling Stone again.

I don't have a problem with it.  They are not glorifying him or what he did.  I don't have a problem with store choosing not to sell it either.

I think I will pick up a copy.

I have the copy that my sister bought when Charles Manson was on the cover.

You can find the article HERE.
by on Jul. 18, 2013 at 10:37 PM
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jllcali
by LoyalAndCute on Jul. 18, 2013 at 11:56 PM
Me too. That's why I can't c & p the url. My phone jacks it up every time .

Quoting AlekD:

Cant. I am on mobile, sorry.



Quoting jllcali:

Can you make it clicky, please





Quoting AlekD:

Is the article available online anywhere? I want to read it but we dont really buy magazines.











Nevermind, found it.







http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/news/jahars-world-20130717



















Quoting mehamil1:

The article was very very good. Painted a very interesting timeline in regards to his life and how he got to the point of blowing people up. 

autodidact
by Platinum Member on Jul. 18, 2013 at 11:59 PM

how's the shot glamorized? 


Quoting Mommabearbergh:

As a Bostonian and someone who lived through that week. I find it disrespectful. I am happy it won't be sold many places here. Who wants to see a glamorized shot of someone who may be responsible for the reason your missing a limb or your son is dead. We know terrorist can come from anywhere . I personally stand with the mayor of Boston with this one and a good chunk of the Bostonians who feel the same way



Autodidact, Unrepentant Heathen

autodidact
by Platinum Member on Jul. 19, 2013 at 12:00 AM
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now with clicky! 

http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/news/jahars-world-20130717

Quoting jllcali:

Can you make it clicky, please

Quoting AlekD:

Is the article available online anywhere? I want to read it but we dont really buy magazines.





Nevermind, found it.



http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/news/jahars-world-20130717









Quoting mehamil1:

The article was very very good. Painted a very interesting timeline in regards to his life and how he got to the point of blowing people up. 



Autodidact, Unrepentant Heathen

LindaClement
by Linda on Jul. 19, 2013 at 12:07 AM

The pinhead thought naked women would be performing...

Quoting autodidact:


what's the BNL thing about, the band's name? 

Quoting LindaClement:

It looks like an interesting article.

This is another dumb protest like when the mayor of Toronto didn't want the Barenaked Ladies playing a concert. 

Nothing like a completely surface view of the world to make you look like a total idiot...




autodidact
by Platinum Member on Jul. 19, 2013 at 12:09 AM


oh, for fuck's sake. 

barenaked is hardly lurid, you know? 

sounds like something off a poster for an old west saloon show or something a little kid would say. 

Quoting LindaClement:

The pinhead thought naked women would be performing...

Quoting autodidact:


what's the BNL thing about, the band's name? 

Quoting LindaClement:

It looks like an interesting article.

This is another dumb protest like when the mayor of Toronto didn't want the Barenaked Ladies playing a concert. 

Nothing like a completely surface view of the world to make you look like a total idiot...






Autodidact, Unrepentant Heathen

LindaClement
by Linda on Jul. 19, 2013 at 12:17 AM

Yup, he's a moron. Since 100% of the band is guys, and everything...

Quoting autodidact:


oh, for fuck's sake. 

barenaked is hardly lurid, you know? 

sounds like something off a poster for an old west saloon show or something a little kid would say. 

Quoting LindaClement:

The pinhead thought naked women would be performing...

Quoting autodidact:


what's the BNL thing about, the band's name? 

Quoting LindaClement:

It looks like an interesting article.

This is another dumb protest like when the mayor of Toronto didn't want the Barenaked Ladies playing a concert. 

Nothing like a completely surface view of the world to make you look like a total idiot...







autodidact
by Platinum Member on Jul. 19, 2013 at 12:19 AM


although, honestly, I would not mind at all seeing Ed and Kev naked. 

Quoting LindaClement:

The pinhead thought naked women would be performing...

Quoting autodidact:


what's the BNL thing about, the band's name? 

Quoting LindaClement:

It looks like an interesting article.

This is another dumb protest like when the mayor of Toronto didn't want the Barenaked Ladies playing a concert. 

Nothing like a completely surface view of the world to make you look like a total idiot...






Autodidact, Unrepentant Heathen

Mommabearbergh
by Gold Member on Jul. 19, 2013 at 12:20 AM
It's a selfie made to look attractive to the viewer. When most people make a selfie its to be attractive. Many have already commented how good looking he is.

Quoting autodidact:how's the shot glamorized? 
Quoting Mommabearbergh:As a Bostonian and someone who lived through that week. I find it disrespectful. I am happy it won't be sold many places here. Who wants to see a glamorized shot of someone who may be responsible for the reason your missing a limb or your son is dead. We know terrorist can come from anywhere . I personally stand with the mayor of Boston with this one and a good chunk of the Bostonians who feel the same way
LindaClement
by Linda on Jul. 19, 2013 at 12:21 AM

True, there... but let's hope they're not ladies underneath, eh?

Quoting autodidact:


although, honestly, I would not mind at all seeing Ed and Kev naked. 

Quoting LindaClement:

The pinhead thought naked women would be performing...

Quoting autodidact:


what's the BNL thing about, the band's name? 

Quoting LindaClement:

It looks like an interesting article.

This is another dumb protest like when the mayor of Toronto didn't want the Barenaked Ladies playing a concert. 

Nothing like a completely surface view of the world to make you look like a total idiot...







autodidact
by Platinum Member on Jul. 19, 2013 at 12:26 AM
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that's somewhat the point of the article, contrasting appearances with reality. 

Quoting Mommabearbergh:

It's a selfie made to look attractive to the viewer. When most people make a selfie its to be attractive. Many have already commented how good looking he is.

Quoting autodidact:how's the shot glamorized? 
Quoting Mommabearbergh:As a Bostonian and someone who lived through that week. I find it disrespectful. I am happy it won't be sold many places here. Who wants to see a glamorized shot of someone who may be responsible for the reason your missing a limb or your son is dead. We know terrorist can come from anywhere . I personally stand with the mayor of Boston with this one and a good chunk of the Bostonians who feel the same way



Autodidact, Unrepentant Heathen

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