CVS, Walgreens refuse to sell Rolling Stone’s controversial Boston bomber issue

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NEW YORK (PIX11) – You may be doing a double take soon when walking past newsstands in the city.

Rolling Stone Magazine is creating plenty of controversy with its rock star-like cover picture of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

“It shows him leading a normal life,” Steve Cohn the Editor in Chief of Media News Letter says about the article in the magazine. “I think the editor of Rolling Stone did his job very well because everyone is talking about it.”

But others may not agree.

Similar to the outrage sparked from the cover of Charles Mansion back in 1970, showcasing criminals as “superstars” provokes heavy emotions.

Pharmacies like Walgreen and CVS say they refuse to put the magazine on store shelves.

The social media word is also buzzing about what many are calling an atrocity as one trending hashtag on Twitter reads #boycotrollingstonemagazine

The editors of Rolling Stone released this statement today:

“Our hearts go out to the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing, and our thoughts are always with them and their families. The cover story we are publishing this week falls within the traditions of journalism and Rolling Stone‚Äôs long-standing commitment to serious and thoughtful coverage of the most important political and cultural issues of our day.”