Rolling Stone is known for its iconic magazine covers.
However, the pop culture magazine is taking some serious heat this morning for giving Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev the “rock star treatment” with its latest cover.
Contributing editor Janet Reitman spoke with childhood and high school friends, teachers, neighbors and law enforcement agents to piece together Tsarnaev’s untold story.
#BoycottRollingStone started trending in response to the shocking photo, which shows Tsarnaev pre-bombing casually posing for the camera.
“It’s a desperate attempt by Rolling Stone to be relevant again, I think,” Producer Angie argued. “I feel like they put him on thinking this is going to cause controversy. People are going to talk about it and that’s true. We are talking about it, but when I saw it, I was shocked.”
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