Everyone in America is covering their eyes with dark goggles today, because they don’t want to see Rolling Stone Magazine’s front cover which shows Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, one of the horribly twisted terrorists who committed the Boston marathon bombing (allegedly).
What’s the problem, after all this piece of trash has been on the cover of lots of magazines. Well they’re saying the problem is that the Rolling Stone cover makes him look like a rock star. I get that. If I didn’t know what this evil little shit looked like then I’d say he looked like that iconic picture of the late Jim Morrison. Apparently the article examines how a handsome, popular, American raised teen can turn into a terrible gun-toting terrorist.
I guess that’s kind of important to know, if you come from America. Knowing that means the authorities can take the next broken down soul out from under a boat in someone’s back garden and shoot them dead before they can hurt anyone.
But the question remains, why does a magazine full of Armarni ads and articles about Justin Bieber’s latest sing-a-song of sixpence experiences feel it’s their job to examine this issue. That is the question. Frankly I don’t give a flying jerk at the moon what caused Tsarnaev to flip into the dark side and kill people. This, from Rolling Stone is like me getting the share prices from The Daily Sport!
Anyway, everyone’s threatening to not carry Rolling Stone on their news stands and many are considering long term boycotts of the magazine.
So what do Rolling Stone have to say about this? Well they say they feel bad. For the people of Boston, for everyone and importantly they feel bad for you, their reader.
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.
(Via: Rolling Stone Magazine)
And there endeth the lesson in how to sell magazines via a national tragedy.