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Rolling Stone

'Bomber' Cover

Banned at 7-Eleven

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

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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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121.

Shades46    

Let's see now...Rolling Stone Magazine brought down a well respected U.S. Military General. Now they are "glorifying" and promoting terrorists. See a pattern here?

I'm proud, and, frankly, a little surprised, with the welcomed corporate backlash at companies taking a stand against terrorist sympathizers.

280 days ago
122.

DPB    

Rolling Stone Magazine has always tried to push the envelope ... mostly they do it in a manner that people can understand. This one they got WAY wrong. While the saying goes any publicity is good publicity, unfortunately for them in this case that won't fly. When magazine companies are struggling for sales and loyalty, a miscalculation like this could lead to the end of magazines. Simply put - stick to objectifying those that contribute to society and don't detract or destroy it. Even if the subject under that criteria is not the obvious, safe choice (as RSM has done many times in the past) at least it will encourage spirited debate that is positive not negative.

280 days ago
123.

dave    

RS was politically motived. Many sympathetic people view this as kids in the US not fitting in, because they feel they are ostracized, and can't get ahead, so they have a right to bomb because it's our policies that drove them their ie Bill Ayers. And of course his striking good looks gets them all in a frenzy as if that proves their point. that no one that good looking could be a terrorist unless the US failed them somehow. A lot of journalists feel this way and report with this bias, it just so happens that RS is more up front about their feelings.

280 days ago
124.

Rich    

Just like Harvey said about their rights, I guess the stores are using their rights not to sell whatever mag they choose not to sell.

280 days ago
125.

Sabaran    

Harvey - really? Walgreens and all the other stores that have refused to sell Rolling Stone with the terrorist on the cover are not "burning the books" like you said. Just as RS has the right to put whoever they want on the cover, these stores have the right not to sell them. It's not like people can't go buy them somewhere else. What happened to the stores' rights to freedom of speech? They are the ones losing the income.

280 days ago
126.

roll3567    

This will only help RS. their newsstand circulation is only about 80000 of their nearly 1.5m total.

280 days ago
127.

Shoozie    

I CANT SEE YOU!! I CANT SEE YOU!!! I CANT HEAR YOU!!! All these dumb ass stores think they can make anyone forget that jerk?

280 days ago
128.

BB not bb    

Wow, Americans are on the ball . . .


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2323316/FBI-surrounds-house-Saudi-student-following-sightings-pressure-cooker-pot-cooking-rice.html

280 days ago
129.

chubbs McBuff    

Good for you, CVS, Walgreens, and Stop & Shop. putting morality ahead of money

280 days ago
130.

makaveli    

Whoever think this guy is responsible for the "bombings" in Boston, is a sheep.
I mean, there's still people who think Bin Laden did what he "did".....

280 days ago
131.

kindamara    

If someone wants to buy the magazine then they can order it from Rolling Stone.

280 days ago
132.

Wrestlingmark00    

This is so bob Dylan.

280 days ago
133.

hotandcold    

good. give him no publicity at all. he's dirt. Less than dirt. Pig dirt.

280 days ago
134.

BB not bb    

I believe the reason why so many young girls relate to him, is because he has a look of innocence. Maybe they relate to feeling hated for being innocent. There is a lot of pressure to grow up young and start having sex before marriage and proving that you are mature.


I don't think it has to do with being attracted to him. I think that is something that adults imagine in their minds with their perverted fantasies about people. They transfer their desires onto the young and innocent and accuse them of being sexual.


If someone is quiet and studious and law abiding and they get picked on, that resonates with a lot of young people. They could be the next victim accused of harboring weapons of mass destruction on their way to the gym with their pack on their back.

280 days ago
135.

michelle mcnamara    

Lets be honest the people that are going to buy the magazine for the cover are not going to read the article. The people who would read the article will not buy the magazine because of the cover.

280 days ago
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