Rolling Stone, in its wisdom, has chosen to feature alleged Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on its cover, presumably because the murder of innocents is always edgy, especially if there are big brown eyes and lavish curls involved.
CVS is refusing to sell the issue. Here’s their statement on their Facebook page (via Gawker):
CVS/pharmacy has decided not to sell the current issue of Rolling Stone featuring a cover photo of the Boston Marathon bombing suspect. 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.
Don’t waste your time with the comments, as usual. There’s a bunch of disingenuous snark about how National Review must love and endorse Obama and Osama Bin Laden, since they put him on their cover, nyeh nyeh. Ugh, as if there isn’t enough stupidity in the world, we have to have people pretending to be stupid.
Anyway, good for CVS. May God for give Tsarnaev, and may the rest of us have the strength to refrain from sexifying evil.