Ahh….”The Cover of the Rolling Stone”…I always liked that song. Until today, when I read this story on CNN, I’m going to feel a little differently about that song after today. Here’s just a snippet:
New York (CNN) — Rolling Stone magazine’s decision to put Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the accused Boston Marathon bomber, on the cover of its latest issue has ignited a firestorm of outrage online.
The cover picture is one that Tsarnaev himself posted online and has been published widely by other media outlets in the past.
But many took exception to its prominent play in Rolling Stone, where the space is more often than not reserved for rock stars and celebrities.
I agree with the outrage. I think Rolling Stone was wrong to give this guy rock star status. (Notice I didn’t put photo of the cover in the post.) But this didn’t start with the RS cover. His looks have been compared to Nick Jonas and Bob Dylan. Some young girls find him “too cute to be guilty.”
What does it say about our society when someone like Dzhokhar has fan clubs?
Dzhokhar cute? I don’t think so, and I don’t really care. But I do think that THIS kid was cute…..
….and innocent. He had his whole life ahead of him and it was cut short at the age of 8 while he was cheering for his dad at the finish line.
I DO care about what happened to Martin Richards and the others.
What do you think?
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