Rolling Stone’s new issue features Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the “man” responsible for the Boston Marathon bombings, on the cover. The release of this issue last night has sparked outrage across America, particularly on the magazine’s Facebook page. Many subscriptions have already been cancelled.
A featured article inside the magazine? Fine. Expose “revelations” from the bombing? Fine. Post the criminal’s face on the cover? No fucking way. This is not fine because the intention that I assume was to criminalize (?) “The Bomber” is completely lost in the presentation that glamorizes Tsarnaev.
Rolling Stone, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is not rock n’ roll. Stick to music and we will be just fine.