Rolling Stone’s Dzhokhar Tsarnaev issue booted by retailers

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Five major retailers, including CVS and Walgreens, have said they won’t allow the current issue of Rolling Stone magazine — with its cover feature on Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev — near its store shelves.

The cover shows a head shot of the suspect, with the featured headline of “Jahar’s World.” Critics say the picture is a rock-star-type image reminiscent of Jim Morrison of the Doors, or Bob Dylan, Fox News reported.


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It’s due to hit newsstands on Friday, but not at several key retail outlets with deep roots in New England.

CVS/pharmacy has decided not to sell the current issue of Rolling Stone featuring a cover photo of the Boston Marathon bombing suspect,” the retail chain said in a statement, reported by Fox News. “As a company with deep roots in New England and with 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.”

Other retailers rejecting the issue: Rite Aid and groceries Stop & Shop and Roche Bros., and Tedeschi Food Shops, Fox News reported.

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