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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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1.

DogsRule    

I Think EVERYBODY Should Boycott this Magazine! DISGRACEFUL!!

372 days ago
2.

Marilyn    

He's a f--king terrorist.
He belongs f--king dead!

372 days ago
3.

Az Heat    

I will never buy Rolling Stone magazine ever again!

372 days ago
4.

mouse2527    

This is shameful. All those who were at the event those who were affected by it and those who captured him, they should be on the cover not some terrorist. Disrespectful.

372 days ago
5.

freaksloan    

Just amazes me the stupidity of the media. What does the 1st Amendment have anything to do with this story?

372 days ago
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lalo_hopscotch    

Get it straight the First Amendment means GOVERNMENT can not bar the press or speech, the honchos at CVS are not violating the First Amendment by not selling the mag

372 days ago
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Cowboy94    

CVS boycotting this rag is not anti-democratic. RS has a right to publish what they want but free speech doesn't mean free consequences. CVS and the rest of us can also exercise our free speech by not circulating, purchasing, and if we so choose, condemning the magazine's decision.

372 days ago
8.

Nyla    

No one is going to buy the magazine. What a bunch of idiots they are for putting this guy on the cover!

372 days ago
9.

Cool Papa    

Doesn't "Democracy" mean a private entity like CVS can pretty much do whatever they want? The government isn't telling them what they can or can't sell, which is the basis of the 1st amendment.

372 days ago
10.

mike53051    

BRAVO CVS!!!!

372 days ago
11.

TheTruth    

Read the caption under the photo. It's blaming the family and not the terrorist himself. Unbelievable.

372 days ago
12.

milly5    

not ****en cool.

372 days ago
13.

Nyd    

Why don't they have some of the kids who are dead or missing limbs on the cover if they want to go for the real "Shock" reaction. This liberal rag has no respect for anyone or anything.

372 days ago
14.

Simone    

Absolutely despicable what Rolling Stone has done here. Talk about glorifying terrorism! Who cares what the content of the story inside is...sick lost souls around the world are going to see that cover and think they can become infamous just like him. Disgusting.

372 days ago
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Rob Zombie is King    

WTF! R. Stones made him look like a freakin' Rock Star?! BOOOO.

372 days ago
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