Readers boycotting Rolling Stone

Readers boycotting Rolling Stone
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 - 7:25pm

Walgreens announced on Twitter Wednesday that it has joined a growing list of U.S. retailers that will not be selling the latest issue of Rolling Stone.

CVS pharmacies across the country will not sell the latest edition of Rolling Stone magazine eiyher.

The issue has ignited a firestorm of criticism for carrying the image of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzokhar Tsarnaev on its cover.

Rolling Stone magazine defended its controversial cover story about Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, saying it "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."

"The fact that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is young, and in the same age group as many of our readers, makes it all the more important for us to examine the complexities of this issue and gain a more complete understanding of how a tragedy like this happens," the magazine said.

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