CVS Announces Boycott of Boston Bomber Rolling Stone Issue

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The CVS magazine rack will be without one of its usual items this month.

The chain announced today that it will not sell the Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Rolling Stone issue, the cover of which hit the Internet today and has stirred up quite a bit of controversy online.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Rolling Stone Cover

Explaining the store's decision to not provide publicity for the man at the center of the Boston Marathon bombing, a rep for CVS said in a statement:

"As a company with deep roots in New England and a strong presence in Boston, we believe this is the right decision out of respect for the victims of the attack and their loved ones."

The Boston-based supermarket chain Roche Bros. is also boycotting the August issue of Rolling Stone, with a spokesman telling TMZ:

"When Roche Bros. learned of the cover for the current issue of Rolling Stone, we chose not to offer that product for sale in our stores. We join with our customers and neighbors in focusing on the recovery of the victims and our community."

What do you think of Rolling Stone placing Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on its cover?

 

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Give the sicko mass murderers more attention, maybe they'll blow themselves up in Rolling Stones headquarters, getting more attention. I'll certainly turn around and leave any store carrying this magazine and take my shopping money elsewhere, hopefully they will be losing a lot of advertising money for their affront to american people, glamorizing a mass murderer, how about the guy who killed the children in connecticut on the next cover.

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I applaud all those store deciding not to carry it. I wish when using the cover for this story....put a big red X over his pitiful head. He deserves nothing!!!

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It is not about him being a monster. He murdered and now he is on the front of the Rolling Stone? Why not put a picture of the people murdered? They deserve to be remembered. How about putting luka magnotta? Why not instead put the man he murdered front page. Stop giving people incentive to do nasty unbelievable things.

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How does a magazine put a fucking monster on the cover? And I see America still hasn't changed. Blaming Islam for everything. just FYI, Islam is a peaceful religion and condemns violence. Not that you people know that. BECAUSE YOU DONT DO RESEARCH. NO JUST BLAME ISLAM FOR EVERYTHING. You have made it to the point that a man is claiming this religion as a defense, an excuse for doing a terrible thing. And you people buy it.

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CVS did the right thing.

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