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    Rolling Stone Cover Featuring Boston Bombing Suspect Creates Firestorm

    Rolling Stone, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Courtesy: Rolling Stone

    Outrage has erupted after it was revealed that Rolling Stone has put accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on the cover of its latest issue.

    While the photo has been seen before in coverage of the horrific incident, many are angry that the decision to place it in a space usually reserved for musicians and actors simply glamorizes both the 19-year-old and terrorism.

    Not surprising, several people have taken to Twitter to express their feelings, making such remarks as, "Rolling Stone (expletive) you," "I'll be canceling my subscription. Big difference between edgy, and crossing line of decency" and "Wow. Rolling Stone should be ashamed of themselves for this. Absolutely terrible cover," the Boston Herald noted.

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    Celebrities too have also started to weigh in, including Ozzy Osbourne's daughter, Kelly.

    "Shame on you @RollingStone for glorifying a monster!" she tweeted. "In case you failed to realize #TheBostonBomber is a murderer not a band & has no place being on the cover of @RollingStone."

    Meanwhile, CVS/pharmacy released a statement to E! News on Wednesday that it has decided not to sell the current issue of Rolling Stone with Tsarnaev on the cover.

    "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," the statement reads.

    Walgreens also wrote on its Twitter page, "Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us. Walgreens will not be selling this issue of Rolling Stone magazine."

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    Last week, Tsarnaev pleaded not guilty in federal court to terrorism-related charges, including murder and using a weapon of mass destruction, for his alleged role in the attack that killed three people and left more than 260 injured.

    He is also charged in the death of an MIT officer that occurred during the search for Tsarnaev and his brother, Tamerlan, who was fatally injured during a shoot-out with police.

    Meanwhile, Hollywood is already planning to adapt the story for a movie.

    Eric Johnson and Paul Tamasy, who earned an Oscar nomination for penning The Fighter, have already been recruited to adapt the upcoming book Boston Strong, by true-crime writer Casey Sherman, for the big screen.

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