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Rolling Stone

'Bomber' Cover

Banned at 7-Eleven

7/18/2013 8:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Rolling Stone's cover story about the Boston Marathon bomber just got the magazine yanked out of nearly 2,000 7-Eleven stores, and more could follow ... TMZ has learned.

The omnipresent convenient store is joining the national outrage over the mag's upcoming issue with Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on the cover, and an investigation into his life leading up to the bombing.

A rep for 7-Eleven, Inc. tells TMZ it "will not sell the Aug. 1 issue of the Rolling Stone magazine in its company-operated stores."

There are 1,700 company operated stores -- and another 5,900 franchised stores. The rep says they'll also urge those franchise owners to pull the issue.

Yesterday, CVS, Walgreens, and Stop & Shop all said they will not sell the issue either.



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WHY is 7-11 getting this press? CVS, Walgreens and several others had already said they weren't going to sell the issue, so why is 7-11 getting the press?

277 days ago


Who in the hell buys Rolling Stone magazine at 7-11? I'll tell you who. Nobody. Nobody buys their copy of Rolling Stone magazine at 7-11. This is that company's poor attempt at boosting next month's sales.

277 days ago


I will NEVER ever buy a Rolling Stone mag again.. how DARE they?

277 days ago

What was Rolling Stone thinking? Is their magazine in the toilet and the need to generate some publicity? I don't get it!

277 days ago


Harvey, Come on, readership must be down for Rolling Stone to put "The Boston Bomber" on their cover! Just when the wounds of so many in the GREATEST CITY in the USA, have barely begun to heal. Yes, I believe in freedom of speech, but why so soon. This was not responsible reporting at this time. The HERO's are the survivors, their families, the rescue teams, the people who live and work on Beacon Street. They should be the featured story. Yes, I would want to read this article, but not so soon, and not a cover issue of the Rolling Stone magazine. I can't believe you are all shocked that Bostonians wouldn't continue to STAND STRONG, by refusing to sell this particular magazine, especially about this Monster who forever changed the lives of many and ended the lives of 2 young beautiful vivacious women, and the sweetest little boy in Boston. Yes, we still Stand Strong for them. Basically, don't mess with us. Not while we are trying to move past this tragedy. Shame on Rolling Stone Magazine. "Boston Strong!"

277 days ago


Here's the issue, it's not the article that is coming under attack, it's the glamorizing of a terrorist. The victims should be on that cover and an article on them as well. If they wanted to add include the article about his transformation, I get it but don't make him a celebrity. Now you have other nut cases who have mental, religious issues looking at this feeling they can be a matter AND a celebrity on the cover of rolling stone. Be sympathetic and put yourself in the place of the families that lost a loved one or has to now adapt to a life without a limb or nightmares or constant migraines that doesn't allow the, to get more than one hour sleep. Those are the ones we should be glamorizing, the doctors, emits, police, etc. NOT this idiot and his idiot family that thinks he is a nice college student who worked at McDonalds to make ends meet. Have some compassion, RS and TMZ.

277 days ago


I don't even want to learn how to pronounce his name! Garbage!!

277 days ago

fierce defender    

Isn't this ironic...haha

277 days ago

Mr Rod    

Not much common sense, from a rag that glorifies dopers and nitwits!

277 days ago


BFD if you don't like it don't hype it! There have been many people who have interviewed killers.

277 days ago


Rolling Stone is for ROCK STARS not Terrorist...This makes me sick, if I want to read about a terrorist I can by Time or Newsweek, this is not the platform and the fact they don't see its wrong makes me know they are not the type of people that can do honest report, over making the all mighty buck.

277 days ago


I understand why people are upset, but I think that we've missed the point on this. It's not like RS wanted to glorify him or what he did. Perhaps what they wanted to portray was that ANYBODY can be a terrorist in this day and age. What if Dzhokhar really WAS a pretty rock star or member of a boy band? Would we be shocked and upset that they used this image then? Crazy, but this is a crazy world in which we live. Allowing ourselves to be so quickly and easily offended prevents us from having thoughtful dialogue about the bigger issue: how can we identify a potential terrorist and what can we do to prevent these acts from happening.

277 days ago


I hope these stores ban it across the country. Despicable piece of trash.

277 days ago


When I see this photo, I think,"how did he get from this to the Boston Bomber?". That seems pretty much like what the article is about; making this photo a valid cover for such an article. Some say, put the victims on the cover or do a story about the victims. This doesn't mean that we can't hear the victim's story, or their story will never be told at another time. This is just one story that automatically doesn't exclude the stories of others. Hearing that Rolling Stone is unapologetic in this day and age is refreshing. They're not bowing down to pressure and standing by their work. If they lose readers, so be it. That's the most rock n' roll thing Rolling Stone has done in decades. Does this glamorize terrorist to young people? Yeah, like young people still buy magazines, especially Rolling Stone magazine?

277 days ago

BB not bb

Witnesses at Dzhokhar's arraignment doubt whether he is still alive. The court sketch of the man appearing as "Jahar" does not look like him. At the sight of him two women there with a small child, (Katherine Tsarnaev and friend?), audibly gasped. His close friends and teammates from high school who showed up there said that he was speaking with a thick Russian accent in court but he never did in school or when they knew him.

At the end of the video, there is a clip of a man who does look like Jahar, but it is very short and he is looking sideways and behind him. I wonder if that was somehow produced through photo shop techniques by using stills of him. It is a somewhat strange clip in that his movements are very jerky.

I have a feeling that Jahar is either dead or so messed up that he can't go before the judge, so they have some other guy that they are using as his double.

277 days ago
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