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Rolling Stone

Boycotting Our Cover is a

Boycot of the Constitution

7/17/2013 11:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0717_rollingstone_bomberBostonians upset by the new Rolling Stone cover -- featuring Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev -- need to grow up and learn from the tragedy that rocked their city ... according to the magazine's editors.

The editors just released a statement, saying their hearts go out to the Boston bombing victims -- but "the cover story we are publishing this week falls within the traditions of journalism and Rolling Stone's longstanding commitment to serious and thoughtful coverage."

The statement continues, "The fact that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is young, and in the same age group as many of our readers, makes it all the more important for us to examine the complexities of this issue and gain a more complete understanding of how a tragedy like this happens."

In other words, we're exercising our 1st Amendment rights to investigate a terrorist -- so, stop burying your heads in the sand, people.

As we reported, CVS and the Boston-based Roche Bros. supermarkets have boycotted the latest issue of the magazine because of its controversial cover ... saying it's disrespectful to the victims.

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katy    

**** rolling stone. that magazine sucks anyways.

411 days ago
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Googie    

Rolling Stone writing an article about Boston bomber is one thing, but putting him on cover appears to glorify him. I applaud CVS & other businesses boycotting Rolling Stone.
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Rolling stone has right to put whoever they want on it, as does CVS has right to boycott.

411 days ago
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c    

Sorry, Rolling Stone, but acting all high and mighty about putting a monster on your cover is not going to make people buy it. Hopefully it makes more people boycott it. And turning that piece of crap into a rock star by putting him on your cover is neither serious nor thoughtful, it is glorifying someone who murdered many innocent people. Rot in hell you sensationalist bastards.

411 days ago
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TylerDurden5279    

So glad my subscription to that one-sided liberal propaganda periodical is over.

411 days ago
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Mayu    

Serious and thoughtful? They posted a picture of the MURDERER when he was like some 15, 16 year old douche. At least post his mug shot or some more updated photo. Not the one of him looking like a teen dream from years ago.

411 days ago
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snipes007    

Good for them!
http://imgur.com/a/Nx8EU look and see real evidence you guys are like lemmings so sad he was setup. If people would just take 5mins to look **** up you might realize you keep letting Innocent people die by supporting BS media stories. They don't even change the actors in there stories rofl!

411 days ago
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alisa howard    

I wonder if this would be such a big deal if it had appeared on time magazine?

411 days ago
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sensfan999    

So should everyone boycott every newspaper and every website that had a picture of the bomber on it since that terrible day? If so, be ready to boycott pretty much EVERYTHING.

411 days ago
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Los Pepes    

Havent read that rag in years and now I never plan to again
The POS who allowed this needs a good ass kicking

411 days ago
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Selden83    

Please, Rolling Stone magazine has become the MTv of Music Magazine. Its less about music and more about the drug culture in this world. I get a free subscription and each issue is worse then the last.

411 days ago
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tmz addict    

How insensitive

411 days ago
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PandiMarie4    

Wow you people are prudes, yes the boy did what he did but his story should be told Rolling Stone is telling the truth. They're not glorifying the boy its just a picture of the kid...it makes him look human because he is a human being not a monster

411 days ago
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Laura    

It's irresponsible to glamorize a murdering terrorist. Every nut job in America is going to want to get their face on the cover.

411 days ago
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Kemosabe    

No RS, you are irresponsible for trying to peddle this c r a p. Like I said before: 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.

411 days ago
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chicagoannie    

That murdering POS should not be glamorized and that R-S cover is exactly that....a glamor shot.

411 days ago
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