By MAMAMIA ROGUE
This is the latest cover of US Rolling Stone:
That’s Boston Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
Yeah. It’s caused a bit of a shitstorm. A lot of stores have refused to sell the issue and many people, particularly in Boston, are voicing major opposition.
The main concern being raised is that Rolling Stone is glorifying Tsarnaev by putting him on a cover space that is normally reserved for cultural icons (the most famous exception being convicted murderer Charles Manson on the cover in 1970).
It didn’t take long for alternative covers like this one – glorifying the victims rather than the killer – to begin popping up on the web (most found at this Facebook page):