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Boston Bombing Suspect on Cover of Rolling Stone; Does It Glamorize Terrorism?

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FRESNO, Calif. (KMPH) -

Treating an accused murderer like a rock star.

That's what people, and stores, are saying Rolling Stone magazine is doing with the cover of its latest issue.

The popular magazine is getting tons of backlash after it put the surviving Boston bombing suspect on the cover.

Some say Dzhokhar Tsarnaev looks more like a rock star  than an accused terrorist.

The headline of the august issue reads,  "how a popular, promising student was failed by his family, fell into radical Islam and became a monster.''

Boston's mayor says the magazine's use of the photo glamorizes terrorism.

"I think it's a total disgrace that cover of rolling stone, it should've been about the survivors, first responders. Why are we glorifying a guy who created mayhem in the city of Boston?" said Thomas Menino, Boston's mayor.

Tsarnaev is accused of killing three people and injuring more than 260 others at the Boston Marathon the deadliest attack on U.S. soil since 9/11.

Now, Tsarnaev joins the ranks of actor Johnny Depp and singer Bruno Mars, who graced the last two covers of Rolling Stone.

Rolling Stone issued a statement saying quote: "the cover story we are publishing this week falls within the traditions of journalism and rolling stone's long-standing commitment to serious and thoughtful coverage of the most important political and cultural issues of our day."

But that's not how many retailers see it.

Several stores, including CVS, Walgreen's, and Rite Aid said they will not be selling the August issue of the magazine.

It's scheduled to come out on Friday.

 

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