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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."

CVS

  • Good for you
  • Anti-democratic
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 ...

153 COMMENTS

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31.

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.

277 days ago
32.

victoria    

Just cancelled my subscription. Exploiting a tragedy to sell magazines, smh...

277 days ago
33.

Kiloshi    

Well, Rolling Stones dug their own demise! What a stupid mag, Good bye!

277 days ago
34.

SeelenaM    

They should have been out of business years ago, besides there political views, the magazine has terrible taste in music

277 days ago
35.

Details?    

CVS you rock!

I will find one of your stores and use it, it will be worth the trip.
God Bless America. And God Bless people of strong values who know they can choose what they sell.

277 days ago
36.

Vince    

Good for you big corporate company. Nice to see profits dont always drive policy. The only photo of this muslim heathen I want to see is him dangling from a rope.

277 days ago
37.

INTHEZONE    

best rolling stone cover i've seen in a long time
i may buy 5 copies for my mother

277 days ago
38.

Details?    

TMZ put an X on the face like the other respectful sites did. What if it was your kid with no legs and arms because of the piece of CR@p?

277 days ago
39.

maggi    

A rolling Stone cover? what is he? a rock star? NOOO ,he is not . He is a terrorist,he and his brother killed people!!!

277 days ago
40.

CoconutScrimp    

I'm getting shades of a 60s psychedelic rock star from that cover.

277 days ago
41.

Chablis    

Disgusting. Get it off all shelves. To write an article is ok to make it the cover with his smerk grin, makes me crawl..

277 days ago
42.

Details?    

Democracy is a right to choose.
CVS is choosing not to sell upsetting trash.

TMZ do you just word things to upset people?

Just say, Great job CVS.

277 days ago
43.

polly    

Has nothing to do w/ the article.... its b/c they made him look like a celebrity. Way too many broken hearts & blood spilled in Boston for him to be glorified. Sure, RS can print what they want -- but we don't have to buy it & CVS doesn't have to sell it.

277 days ago
44.

INTHEZONE    

has charles manson ever been on the cover of the rolling stone??
if not, do it guys!

277 days ago
45.

Brian    

I think the worst part about it is the picture on the cover is like a glamour shot, almost the style of photo you would expect for a rock star. It was bad decision on their part.

277 days ago
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