Jack Osbourne has started a petition urging Rolling Stone to donate all of its profits from the new issue featuring a Dzhokhar Tsarnaev cover story.
The magazine ignited national outcry when it unveiled its August cover, humanizing the man allegedly behind the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing.
Seeing Dzhokhar Tsarnaev a la Jim Morrison or Bob Dylan on the cover sparked more than a few boycott efforts, but Jack came up with an alternative.
His petition on Change.org encourages Rolling Stone to donate all profits, retail and ad-based, from the current edition’s sale to the bombing victims.
“Glamorizing a suspected terrorist on the cover of Rolling Stone Magazine is not controversial, it’s just wrong,” the son of Ozzy and Sharon writes.
“Innocent people have been killed or injured by his alleged actions. There is no justification for awarding him a cover traditionally reserved for entertainment icons.”
“It is this kind of action that encourages other sick individuals to act out in hopes of earning notoriety or martyrdom for their cause,” Jack adds.
Osbourne points out that his petition is not in response to the cover story, which explores in detail how Tsarnaev went wrong, but the cover itself.
“We support the first amendment and the freedom of the press, but we do not support glorifying suspected terrorists in this manner,” he insisted.
“The innocent victims, their families, the first responders, and the people of Boston are the ones who deserve to be honored and remembered.”
The petition has quickly generated more than 25,000 signatures of support, but whether the pop culture publication considers the idea is far from certain.