Rolling Stones heavily criticized for glam cover treatment of Boston bombing suspect Tsarnaev

Rolling Stone’s has met with criticism and boycott calls over its latest cover treatment and alleged glam photo of Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Rolling Stones has defended itself on Wednesday saying that its cover was within its tradition of “serious and thoughtful coverage” of important cultural and political issues.

Rolling Stones heavily criticized for glam cover treatment of Boston bombing suspect Tsarnaev-global-annal-bhavesh-kumar

The magazine’s readers especially from Boston have slammed the magazine on its Facebook page, alleging that the cover treatment is projecting the accused killer into a “rock star.”

Boston Mayor Thomas Menino has also written to Rolling Stone publisher Jann Wenner in which he accuses the magazine of giving “celebrity treatment” to Tsarnaev and calls the cover “ill-conceived, at best,” and supports the “terrible message that destruction gains fame for killers and their ’causes.'”

Source: USAtoday, Foxnews

Published by Bhavesh Kumar

A multi-talented professional with diverse experience spanning across Advanced statistical analysis,Python programming with NumPy, pandas, matplotlib, Seaborn, Tableau, Machine Learning with stats models and scikit-learn, Deep learning with TensorFlow, journalism (digital and broadcast), management consultancy and documentary filmmaking. Worked for the leading international news agencies on feature stories, videography, scripting, programming and editing broadcast news. A creative and analytical mindset focused on executing new-age strategic communication initiatives with all its corresponding elements (clear and coherently written key messages, marketing strategy and predictive analytics) to ensure effective target audience impressions. Also, worked on several primary and secondary market research projects (Market Feasibility Study) for businesses looking for actionable insights.

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