- Many took the magazine itself to task for running the photo, some wondering why a supposed "entertainment" magazine was covering any aspect of the bombings at all.
- — Alex Lyman (@AlexLyman89)Wed, Jul 17 2013 12:20:17To say that I'm disappointed in Rolling Stone is an understatement. I'm angry with them. They are encouraging future terrorists that (cont)
- Others noted that traditional news magazines don't always feature hard news in their cover stories and that Rolling Stone has covered issues outside of music since its inception.
- — Dave Lartigue (@daveexmachina)Wed, Jul 17 2013 15:08:42What could a magazine like ROLLING STONE have to say about terrorism or violence? *reads news magazine with cover story on "Is Heaven Real?"
- Some thought the reaction to the cover photo was unwarranted.
- Comedian and actor Marc Maron pointed out this wouldn't be the first time Rolling Stone featured someone infamous on its cover.
- Even musician/comedian "Weird Al" Yankovic weighed in on the topic.
- The cover prompted boycotts and decisions to not carry the issue in certain venues.
- — ABC40 (WGGB-TV) (@WGGBSpringfield)Wed, Jul 17 2013 20:31:30Big Y and Stop and Shop tell us that they too will not be selling the Rolling Stone, with Tsarnaev on the cover. http://wp.me/p2KxH4-12Ql
Critics of Rolling Stone cover flock to Web
Even before it hit stands, Rolling Stone's decision to put a photo of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on the cover of its latest issue, caused an online stir. Some decried the decision, others seemed to not understand what the controversy was about.
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