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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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Lmao, no one here has probably even read the article. It wasn't about celebrating this person, it was about what led him to his actions. Brilliant bit of journalism. Not surprised by the reaction though, this is a country where people are outraged when a person who sings the national anthem at the MLB All-Star game doesn't look "American" (Marc Anthony).

424 days ago


I applaud all these companies for their decision to boycott Rolling Stones magazine, and demand respect we and all the victims of the Boston bombing deserve. This terrorist is NOT a hero, nor is representative of our youth. It's very sad America can't even have a healthy marathon without thinking someone who didn't contribute anything to our freedom will blow us up!

424 days ago

BB not bb    

Now everyone can feel a part of the moral bandwagon as they waddle into their local 7-11 for their Big Gulp.

Bwahahaha ha ha.

424 days ago


America, home of the knee-jerk reaction. How many covers was Bin Laden on? How many covers were the 9-11 terrorists on? Or Hussein, etc? Maybe publications should just print stories about rainbows and puppies. God, sometimes I think Americans share one brain.

424 days ago


Not in the state of VA. What's the big deal? RS put a nice looking pic of the BB on its front cover.

Take your own advice white people, and MOVE ON.
There is nothing you can do to change the outcome.

424 days ago


I hope they do the same when a magazine cover comes out shortly after the royal baby born of kim kardashians first baby pic.

god i hope they do the same.
i dont want to look at that either as i wait to pay for groceries in line at supermarket

424 days ago


I'm getting a Slurpee today.

424 days ago


I like that this company had the class to demonstrate what's right and what's wrong. It's a dying trend.

424 days ago


I have not seen a white person working in a 7-11 for over 5 decades and Im sure the jews, and muslim that now operate most 7-11 across the country have no problem with selling this issue and many others of RS.

424 days ago


the editors' attitude is digusting, their lack of respect for those who lost their lives and those who were maimed with their released statement... boggles my mind:

"Bostonians 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."

it's not even been enough time for the victims to fully heal from their injuries his bombs gave them. it also gives him semi-rockstar status since he is on the cover... and as we know from other bombings/killings etc, there is a group of people out there on your native soil, who are unhinged enough to glorify him by wanting to imitate him.

424 days ago


Why do these stores have to announce it, just don't sell it, it's only giving it more publicity, which was RS's plan all along.

424 days ago


I'm in marketing and even *I* would never cross the line to put an f-ing criminal on the cover of a magazine. Disgusting and outrageous. I don't mind the news coverage of it but putting this criminal on the cover is such a sad state of our society. I'm embarrassed to be a human right now.

424 days ago


Great to hear that stores aren't selling this issue. Why are killers being treated like celebrities? I can't fathom how this guy got a cover an article is fair enough but the cover! Rolling Stone must be desperate for sales and publicity and I am sure this was a calculated move on their part just to keep themselves semi relevant. Sad that some nut job out there will emulate this killer because they crave attention and fame

424 days ago


Republicans want you to believe they're sensitive wimps.they're just wimps.

424 days ago

Duany Duany    

I bought about 25 copies for family, friends and coworker and I will buy more.

Screw the Republicans and Tea Baggers.

In America, we have freedom of the press. Besides all these idiots protesting the cover forget that Time Magazine put Adolf Hitler on their Man Of The Year issue in 1938.

Rolling Stone has a responsibility to cover the news and this is news.

424 days ago
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