ET Rolling Stone has defended its controversial new cover featuring Boston Marathon bombings suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev after triggering a firestorm of comments.
The cover quickly drew a negative reaction on social media, with "Boycott Rolling Stone" becoming a trending Twitter topic in Boston. It had generated more than 40, "likes" by late Wednesday morning.
I am confident that our Boston Strong community will remain intrepid and unshaken by the cover of this magazine. How a popular, promising student was failed by his family, fell into radical Islam and became a monster.
The issue, which hits newsstands Friday, features a picture of an unsmiling Tsarnaev above the bolded legend "The Bomber.
Four days later, Dzokhar Tsarnaev, who survived a shootout with police during which Tamerlan Tsarnaev was killed, was captured following a day-long manhunt in the Boston suburb of Watertown.
But this week, the periodical has raised eyebrows by letting Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev grace the famous front. One commenter accusing the magazine of "glamorizing terrorism" and another called it a "slap in the face to the great city of Boston.
The explosions killed three people and injured over others, with many of the injured losing part or all of their legs. AP The cover of Rolling Stone magazine has most often been the domain of musicians, actors, comedians, and the occasional politician. In this magazine cover image released by Wenner Media, Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev appears on the cover of the Aug.
If the government decides to seek capital punishment, Tsarnaev could face the death penalty if convicted on one of 17 counts. Rolling Stone has not commented publicly on the decision to put Tsarnaev on the cover, which recently featured actor Johnny Depp and singers Rihanna and Justin Bieber.
According to Rolling Stone, the story, written by contributing editor Janet Reitman, delivers "a riveting and heartbreaking account of how a charming kid with a bright future became a monster.
Federal authorities allege that the Tsarnaev brothers planted two bombs near the finish line of the Boston Marathon April Cancel my subscription to you publication. MBTA Transit Officer Dic Donohue, who was gravely injured during a shootout with the Tsarnaev brothers, also weighed in, calling the image a "sensationalized depiction" of one of the suspected bombers.Get The Magazine.
Subscribe to the all-new Rolling Stone! Everything you need to know from the authority on music, entertainment, politics and pop culture. Jul 17, · The cover of Rolling Stone magazine has most often been the domain of musicians, actors, comedians, and the occasional politician.
But this. The magazine cover retains its unique cultural power—to amuse, to inform, to agitate, or, as is the case with the forthcoming August 1st issue of Rolling Stone, to enrage. That cover, unveiled.
Music, Film, TV and Political News Coverage. Jul 17, · Watch video · Rolling Stone, hit by a storm of criticism and boycotts over its cover treatment and glam photo of Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, defended itself Wednesday, saying it was within its.
Rolling Stone has defended its controversial new cover featuring Boston Marathon bombings suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev after triggering a firestorm of comments.
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