Controversial “Rolling Stone” Magazine Cover Draws Criticism on Social Media
The latest issue of “Rolling Stone” doesn’t hit the newsstands until Friday, but the latest cover featuring a photograph of Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has many retailers that normally carry the publication refusing to sell it. The social media has exploded with outrage, and #BoycottRollingStone is trending on Twitter.
The photo isn’t of a mugshot, it was a photo taken by Tsarnaev himself. The cover of the magazine is traditionally saved for the biggest celebrities and musicians, and it’s not always shot in a traditional way. But this isn’t the first time “Rolling Stone” has published a “controversial” subject on the cover. In 1970, the magazine published a story about and gave the cover to Charles Manson.