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Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Rolling Stone: Boston bomber Jahar Tsarnaev

This cover of Rolling Stone was just posted on their Facebook page... and the reaction has been overwhelmingly negative.

It features Boston bomber Jahar Tsarnaev. Here is the cover.



It was tagged on Facebook with this caption:

"In our new issue, contributing editor Janet Reitman delivers a deeply reported account of the life of Boston bomber Jahar Tsarnaev. Here are five revelations about Tsarnaev from our latest cover story: http://rol.st/18jI1Ip

What do you think?

UPDATED: This is the message the editors of Rolling Stone magazine posted on their Facebook page today:

Our hearts go out to the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing, and our thoughts are always with them and their families. The cover story we are publishing this week falls within the traditions of journalism and Rolling Stone’s long-standing commitment to serious and thoughtful coverage of the most important political and cultural issues of our day. The fact that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is young, and in the same age group as many of our readers, makes it all the more important for us to examine the complexities of this issue and gain a more complete understanding of how a tragedy like this happens. –THE EDITORS

And here are some reactions so far on Facebook:


Shawn Anthony 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.
Like · Reply · 675 · 10 hours ago

Joanne Brakatselos why would you put that face on your cover. WHY?? YOU"RE NOT HELPING
Like · Reply · 550 · 10 hours ago

Jenna DeMato Hebert Being from Boston, I take this personally offensive that this shit bag is even a thought, never mind given the cover! I don't care about his religion, race, sex or his poor family. He is bomber #2 in the white hat... That's the most description I need. How about putting Jeff Bauman on the cover, who lost both his legs during this horrific event, but was still strong enough to identify this fucker and his demon brother before they took him into surgery. I personally know people who were directly injured... Thanks for adding even more insult to injury! Rolling Stone has hit an all time low and I wouldn't even wipe my ass with it.... Disgraceful!
Like · Reply · 174 · 9 hours ago

Jonathan Jackson Subscription CANCELLED … FUCK YOU GUYS!
Like · Reply · 95 · 10 hours ago

Tim Snell been a subscriber since 1982 - cancelling tonight. I am beyond words....
Like · Reply · 142 · 9 hours ago

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