Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Boston Bomber - Cover of Rolling Stone

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is a terrorist and a murderer.

But he's SO cute!

Rolling Stone, disgracefully, is giving the Boston Bomber rock star treatment.

How twisted!

I haven't read the article. I don't know if it presents the terrorist Dzhokhar Tsarnaev sympathetically. Let's just focus on the cover photo.

He doesn't look like a cold-blooded killer. He doesn't look like a monster. 

I agree with Judd Legum.

Tsarnaev doesn't look like a creep, let alone a terrorist.

When Charles Manson made the cover of Rolling Stone, his image wasn't attractive. He looked like an evil man.

The photo of Tsarnaev isn't scary looking. Rolling Stone chose to use a photo that looks like he's a star who posed for the cover, with a crew of make-up artists tending to his carefully tousled hair.

The guy killed and maimed and injured hundreds. If he must be on the cover, that reality should be reflected in the photo choice. There should be nothing remotely attractive about the image, nothing to evoke sympathy for the killer.


UPDATE: Two New England-based retailers announced Wednesday they will not carry the magazine in their stores: Woonsocket, R.I.-based pharmacy chain CVS, and a Rockland, Mass.-based convenience store chain, Tedeschi Food Shops.

UPDATE: CVS announced in a statement on its Facebook page that their stores will not sell the issue

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