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Did Rolling Stone Magazine Go Too Far?

The cover of Rolling Stone is usually reserved for rockstars, movie stars and other celebrities…but their August issue is raising some controversy.

In an issue to be released on August 3rd, Rolling Stone has decided to put the accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on the cover.

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The cover picture is one that Tsarnaev himself posted online and has been published by other media outlets in the past, so it’s not like the people at Rolling Stone set up a photo shoot or anything. Still, many took exception to it being featured on the cover.

The magazine’s Facebook page has been flooded with negative comments, including calls for a boycott.

The magazine says the article itself is a deeply-researched account of the suspect.

The cover also brought out comments from the “Free Jahar” movement, which is disturbing in itself. The “Free Jahar” movement has turned him into a sort of teen idol, with mostly young girls talking about how cute he is joining forces with conspiracy theorists who believe the entire thing was a set-up and he is just the patsy.

Putting him on the cover just adds fuel to the flame of this nonsense. The guy is not a celebrity, he’s an alleged murderer and terrorist. Rolling Stone is obviously enjoying the buzz around this, but should be ashamed for pulling this stunt.

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