Published On: Wed, Jul 17th, 2013

CVS, Tedeschi won’t carry Rolling Stone with Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on the cover

rolling-stone-cover-boston bomber Jahar TsarnaevCVS and Tedeschi Food Shops are boycotting Rolling Stone over its decision to put accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on the cover of next month’s edition.

“CVS/pharmacy has decided not to sell the current issue of Rolling Stone featuring a cover photo of the Boston Marathon bombing suspect,” CVS wrote on its Facebook page. “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.”

On its own Facebook page, Tedeschi wrote: “Tedeschi Food Shops supports the need to share the news with everyone, but cannot support actions that serve to glorify the evil actions of anyone. With that being said, we will not be carrying this issue of Rolling Stone. Music and terrorism don’t mix!”

The hashtag #BoycottRollingStone has been trending on Twitter all morning.

@BostonBachelor wrote: Hey @RollingStone you could have honored any victim of the Bombing with your cover. But you chose a Terrorist #BoycottRollingStone

Speaking of mass murderers, Charles Manson was once on the cover of Rolling Stone, so the magazine is hiding behind their work on “Jahar” iwth the article: “THE BOMBER,” – “How a Popular, Promising Student Was Failed by his Family, Fell Into Radical Islam and Became a Monster.

Critics may also be fueld by the ‘Free Jahar’ movement which showed up at his initial hearing, appearing to be elevating the terrorist to celebrity status.

“Give Dzhokhar back his life,” one protester shouted outside the Moakley Courthouse in Boston, hours before the 19-year-old Tsarnaev was set to appear in federal court for his arraignment.

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  1. John says:

    I for one am not upset by the Rolling Stone cover. As far as I’m concerned the edgier the better. Sure it’s in bad taste.

    But look…Do you want to live in a world were everything is safe, friendly and void of any sort of danger? A pop culture that’s catered towards never offending anybody? Maybe it’s not ideal…But this is what the world needs more of…Not less. Come on folks…

    Stop letting this idiotic left/right paradigm of 24/7 tabloid network news control your anger.

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