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CVS

Boycotting Rolling Stone

Over Boston Bomber Cover

7/17/2013 9:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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The Boston supermarket chain Roche Bros. is also boycotting the magazine -- a rep tells TMZ, "When Roche Bros. learned of the cover for the current issue of Rolling Stone, we chose not to offer that product for sale in our stores. We join with our customers and neighbors in focusing on the recovery of the victims and our community."

Walgreens and Stop & Shop have also boycotted the magazine.

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CVS
apparently believes the First Amendment has limits ... because the pharmacy chain just announced it won't hawk the latest issue of Rolling Stone, featuring Boston Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on the cover.

A rep for CVS says "As a company with deep roots in New England and a strong presence in Boston, we believe this is the right decision out of respect for the victims of the attack and their loved ones."

It's kind of a bizarre reaction, since the story is about how Tsarnaev "fell into radical Islam and became a monster."

So we gotta ask ...

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bendover    

NICE PUBLICITY STUNT PLAYING THE GOOD PATRIOT .

377 days ago
17.

U dont know me     

This sickens me why the hell is he on the cover of a magazine, a person who is a damn terrorist I think all stores should boycott this magazine

377 days ago
18.

Kemosabe    

What a trash cover. Why is this TERRORIST on the cover of ROLLING STONE? It's magazine for music and entertainment! Are they saying that he and his actions are entertaining?? Trash.

377 days ago
19.

Dead account Delete at will    

Its up to CVS to sell and display what they feel correct. Its not up to us. Why should they be forced to sell something they don't feel right about? Isnt it their freedom to decide for themselves?

377 days ago
20.

Laura    

Awesome! Here's hoping more American companies start boycotting the Bieber's and Chris Brown's of the world!

377 days ago
21.

Plex    

Hey TMZ, the first amendment means freedom of speech, not freedom from having an opinion strong enough to boycott you because of said speech.

377 days ago
22.

Elden    

The way things are going in the USA court system he'll probably get off scot free.

377 days ago
23.

Ry    

With all the disagreement and hate over the Zimmerman trial, at least we can all agree that RS did something unconscionable by putting this turd on the cover and made him look like a rock star

377 days ago
24.

dierdre    

I am soooo disgusted by "Rolling Stone" magazine for putting this moron on their cover. What is wrong with them???? I'm from Boston, & I am so disgusted with these people. How dare they.... I will never read this piece of crap magazine EVER... Whoever did this should DIE....

377 days ago
25.

Details?    

rseditors@rollingstone.com

email them your disgust, request the cover be removed.

377 days ago
26.

CJ    

They should have used the photo from the surveillance tape not this trying to be sexy one. If someone didn't know, he could be some pouty rock star. They are glorifying him on the cover no matter what the article says.

377 days ago
27.

Details?    

Rolling stone phone #
(212) 484-1616

377 days ago
28.

pax    

The article may simply examine the twisted motivations behind the crime and how the perpetrator became a "monster," but the cover glorifies him. This is crass sensationalism. There's already a deeply misguided fan base who view him as some sort of handsome rebel or martyr. This kind of media portrayal feeds into that delusion.

This cover is disgusting and reminds me of the tasteless Oscar Pistorius photo spread (not to mention the title of the piece, "The Model and the Shooting Star") in Vanity Fair a few months back.

377 days ago
29.

kix_e    

why the **** would they put him on the cover? what a dumb idea!!! they are going to loose so muuuch moneyyyyyyy

377 days ago
30.

c    

How in the hell is it anti-democratic?! Yes, there is free speech in this country, but there is also the freedom to disagree with it. The KKK can say what they want but that doesn’t mean I have to like it or even listen to it. Good for CVS and shame on Rolling Stone for glorifying a terrorist.

377 days ago
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