Rolling Stone cover: Are stores going too far in pulling the magazine? (+video)
(Read article summary)
The image of accused Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in what many see as a rock-star pose has drawn a firestorm of criticism. At least six retailers have vowed not to sell that issue of Rolling Stone.
At least six retailers with strong New England ties are vowing not to sell the Rolling Stone magazine with a glamorous image of the accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on the cover.
CVS, Walgreens, and Rite Aid promised not to sell the issue, as did Massachusetts-based grocery and convenience stores Stop & Shop, Roche Bros., and Tedeschi Food Shops, Fox News reports.
“As a company with deep roots in New England and 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,” Rhode Island-based CVS pharmacy said in a statement.