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.

“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.

 

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