Brad Paisley Opposes “Rolling Stone” Putting Boston Bomber on the Cover
“We shouldn’t make rock stars out of murderers,” Brad tweets.
Brad Paisley is joining a the growing number of people who are upset that Rolling Stone magazine is putting the Boston Marathon bomber on its cover.
I have to say, the Rolling Stone Magazine cover with the bomber is in poor taste. We shouldn't make rock stars out of murderers.— Brad Paisley (@BradPaisley) July 17, 2013
“The Bomber,” the cover’s headline reads below a picture of 19-year-old bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. “How a Popular, Promising Student Was Failed by His Family, Fell Into Radical Islam and Became a Monster.”
The mayor of Boston, Thomas Menino, is one of the higher-profile critics of putting Tsarnaev on the cover.
In a letter to the magazine’s publisher, the mayor called the cover “ill-conceived” and said it “rewards a terrorist with celebrity treatment.”
The magazine posted a defense of the decision that started by saying editors had sympathy for the bombing victims.
The editors went on to say: “The cover story we are publishing this week falls within the traditions of journalism and Rolling Stone’s long-standing commitment to serious and thoughtful coverage of the most important political and cultural issues of our day.”
Brad’s tweet sparked a diverse batch of responses. Many of Brad’s followers agreed, but some also posted that Rolling Stone has the right to put whatever editors want to on the cover.
If you EVER buy a copy of @RollingStone shitrag mag again then shame on you.— John Rich (@johnrich) July 18, 2013
Really disappointed in Rolling Stone magazine instead of terrorist them should have used 1st responders the Hero’s of that day on the cover— Craig Morgan (@cmorganmusic) July 18, 2013