Rolling Stone Magazine Take Heat For Boston Bomber Cover

What do Rihanna, Johnny Depp, Justin Bieber and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev all have in common? Well, they’re all human beings (don’t be mean about Bieber now), but more pressingly, they’ve all featured on the front cover of Rolling Stone magazine. Now this wouldn’t be a problem, if the latter wasn’t the prime suspect in a terrorist bombing act.

Some say Rolling Stone magazine should be boycotted for putting Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on the front cover of this month’s issue, while others suggest that they should be celebrated for giving the public a chance to see what this man – who is as of yet innocent until proven guilty – is like. The key criticism, though, is that supporters of his will find his inclusion on the cover some kind of warped victory. If they want to become famous, kill somebody," Northeastern University criminologist Jack Levin told MyFoxBoston.com.

Rolling Stone included “five revelations” in the story by contributing editor Janet Reitman. “Around 2008, Jahar’s older brother Tamerlan confided to his mother that he felt like ‘two people’ were inside him,” the blog reads. “She confided this to a close friend who felt he might need a psychiatrist, but Zubeidat believed that religion would be the cure for her son’s inner demons and growing mental instability, and pushed him deeper into Islam.”

Rolling Stone has not commented publicly on the decision to put Tsarnaev on the cover. They needn’t say much, though, as the amount of press this story has got – it’s not for us to say whether it was pre-meditated or not – has bagged them exactly what they would have wanted – if it was pre-meditated that is, but that’s not for us to say. Comprende?

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