Rolling Stone magazine’s decision to use this particular image of 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev– where he looks almost like Jim Morrison with thick, shaggy hair — set off a firestorm of controversy, otherwise known as buzz. The magazine is no stranger to provocative cover choices – and for good reason. While retailers have loudly trumpeted the fact that they’re refusing to stock the issue because of what they’re calling the magazine’s perceived insensitivity and “glamorization” of an alleged murderer, people are talking, as they say. Here’s a look back at some other magazine covers that incensed readers, inflamed passions, and pressed buttons.
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