Can you glamorise a terrorist who killed many brought pain and suffering to many?
If you are The Rolling Stone magazine apparently you can
Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will grace the cover of Rolling Stone magazine, a move that’s being described as glamourising terrorism.
The music magazine said it chose Tsarnaev after contributing editor Janet Reitman spent two months interviewing dozens of people connected to him, including friends, teachers and police.
The picture was reportedly taken from one of Tsarnaev’s social media accounts.
Rolling Stone claimed the article would explain “how a charming kid with a bright future became a monster.”
But the move has sparked outrage on Twitter, where many people said it was making a hero out of the man accused of killing three people and injuring hundreds of others at the Boston Marathon on April 15.
Rolling Stone’s Facebook page was also quickly hit by a barrage of negative comments.
Last week, in his first court appearance Tsarnaev pleaded not guilty to 30 charges, including using a weapon of mass destruction to kill.
I have read the Rolling Stone a bit when I was younger, but this does anything but make we want to guy out and buy it. This is far from good journalism for me.
The Rolling Stone Magazine has had some great covers over time, if you click on the link here you can see the ‘most popular of all time’, my favourite would be the True Blood cover, mainly because Anna Paquin is hot! But once again I think they were way off the mark glamourising a terrorist
- Glamorizing Terrorism?: Rolling Stone Cover Of Boston Bombing Suspect Sparks Controversy Online (thinkprogress.org.feedsportal.com)
- Too Far? (huffingtonpost.com)
- Boston bomber makes Rolling Stone cover (stuff.co.nz)