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Rolling Stone magazine cover controversy
There has been a lot of backlash over the new Rolling Stone cover that features Dzhokhar Tsarnaev "The Boston Bomber" on the cover.
Several chain store's including CVS, Walgreens, Kmart, and Rite-Aide are banning the August edition from their shelves.
Channel 3's Amber Southard hit the streets today and spoke to people about their thoughts on the magazines ban. "This is the August addition cover of the Rolling Stones Magazine the Boston Bomber portrayed on the front and it's sparking a whole lot of controversy all across the US even big named stores say they're not going to carry the magazine."
Jim Lee "We're going around showing people this picture of the Rolling Stone cover with he Boston bomber on the front, What do you think about that? I think it's disgraceful."
Stephanie Latuch "I've seen it and it truly disgust me. I don't think he should be getting any fame at all."
Paul Durant "I'm from just outside of Boston and I think that is just awful. I won't buy that magazine again. I'm done and I subscribe to it."
Many people say the cover glorifies Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and makes him appear to be a rock star or celebrity .
And they don't understand why the magazine that typically leans towards music interest.. is making a political stand.
Paul Durant "People should protest it's not right that guy is a cold blooded killer. All the people in Boston they won't buy that issue."
Stephanie Latuch "I think that is great. I think everyone should boycott that edition of Rolling Stone. I don't think anybody should purchase it."
Jim Lee "Businesses have rights just like individuals I support them for doing it not selling them"
Some have their own ideas as to what should be on the cover.
Paul "Maybe some tribute to the victims. Something that addresses their concerns their needs."
Emma Hopkins" That's like showing what they took away from the families and from society that would be a good idea."
"This magazine will hit the news stands on Friday.