Twitter is reacting to the firestorm Rolling Stone magazine caused when it revealed that its cover would be a large picture of ‘Boston Bomber’ Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. In a relaxed reclining pose, long shaggy hair and a slight goatee, Tsarnaev looks more like a boy-band icon than he does a terrorist. Rolling Stone has announced that they will not pull the cover.
Here are some of the tweets reacting to the strange depiction:
CVS stores won’t sell Rolling Stone mag with Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on cover "out of respect for the victims of the attack and their loved ones"
— The Boston Globe (@BostonGlobe) July 17, 2013
"I’m on the cover of Rolling Stone. I look pretty good" is never something a terrorist should be able to say. Really gross, Rolling Stone.
— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) July 17, 2013
Rolling Stone magazine causes an uproar by putting Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on the cover. It’s part of their new series "Insensitive Sales Boosts"
— CollegeHumor (@CollegeHumor) July 17, 2013
I just saw the new cover of Rolling Stone and I’m horrified. Evil people should not be glorified or spot-lighted. We should glorify people–
— Mirachol Carroll (@miracholreonna) July 17, 2013
…really, rolling stone? print journalism is spiraling downward if they have to resort to glamorizing truly bad people for publicity.
— elisabeth (@elisabethjoffe) July 17, 2013
All I can do is groan at Rolling Stone. How’s that whole being a magazine thing working out for you? Clearly in need of sensationalism I see
— Michael Perry (@michaelrperry6) July 17, 2013
Please, continue to tell me how you’re going to boycott Rolling Stone when you've never read it in the first place. Go on. Tell me.
— Collin Quick (@CollinQuick) July 17, 2013
Just cancelled my subscription to Rolling Stone. Funny, they used to be a music magazine.
— Jenny Lyn (@JennyLynwrites) July 17, 2013
So what I'm gathering is that @RollingStone has Joe Jonas on their cover and they’re calling him "The Bomber" and that’s why we’re upset?
— Paul Triggiani (@PaulTrigg) July 17, 2013
— Jon Daly (@jondaly) July 17, 2013