CVS and Others Ban Rolling Stone Featuring Boston Bombing Suspect on Cover

Jul 17, 2013

The August issue of Rolling Stone magazine is having some circulation problems because of the man on its cover.

CVS, Walgreen’s and Tedeschi Food Stores are refusing to sell the August issue of Rolling Stone magazine because the cover features a picture of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. 

The Woonsocket-based CVS issued a statement saying, in part, “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. “

Tedeschi’s posted a message on its Facebook page that said while Tedeschi’s supports the need to share the news with everyone it cannot support actions that serve to glorify the evil actions of anyone.

Walgreen’s is also taking a pass on the issue, but 7-11 says it will sell it.

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