Thursday, July 18, 2013

This issue will be released sometime soon as Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is the front cover of Rolling Stone magazine. If you guys don't remember he and his brother are responsible for the Boston Marathon bombings last April. Since it's previewed release the public has criticized Rolling Stone for making Dzhokhar seem "rockstar" like in his appearance. Even a few carriers are denying to put this issue out on newsstands. With the controversial front cover the inside content, however, explain a bit about the bomber.

Of course the Boston public and people involved with the April bombing will feel sensitive about this. I mean look at it! It totally glamourizes Dzhokhar as a "model" of some sort. Maybe it was a poor choice to choose this image, but there's a lot of underlying dialogue here. He was just a kid.

I don't really know what I'm trying to say with this. It's unfortunate this all occurred, but I wonder what the Rolling Stone motives were. Are they trying to humanize him? Show a pretty face who ended up becoming a "monster"? Shock value? I wonder what the statement will say in the weeks to come. Let's just hope it's a good one.