Retailers Refuse to Sell Latest Issue of Popular Magazine

by William White | July 18, 2013 11:53 am

CVS[1]Walgreen (WAG[2]) and CVS Caremark (CVS[3]) stores will not be carrying[4] the Rolling Stone cover featuring Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

CVS announced its decision not to carry the cover on Facebook (FB[5]) Wednesday, with a post stating, “CVS/pharmacy has decided not to sell the current issue of Rolling Stone featuring a cover photo of the Boston Marathon bombing suspect,”, reports Forbes.

As of midday Thursday the Facebook post has received over 60,000[6] likes.

Walgreen followed suite today by announcing via Twitter that it also refuses[7] to carry the August issue of  Rolling Stone, reports Forbes.
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The magazine cover featuring Boston bomber suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been defended [9]by Rolling Stone. The magazine claims that the controversy surrounding the cover is much like what happened over 40 years ago when it chose to feature Charles Manson on its cover.
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Endnotes:
  1. [Image]: http://investorplace.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/CVS-3.jpg
  2. WAG: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=WAG
  3. CVS: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=CVS
  4. will not be carrying: http://www.forbes.com/sites/matthewherper/2013/07/17/cvs-refuses-to-sell-rolling-stone-magazine-that-features-the-boston-bomber/
  5. FB: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=FB
  6. 60,000: https://www.facebook.com/CVS?hc_location=timeline
  7. also refuses: https://twitter.com/Walgreens

  8. : https://twitter.com/Walgreens
  9. has been defended : http://investorplace.com/2013/07/rolling-stone-blasted-for-boston-bomber-cover/

  10. : http://www.forbes.com/sites/matthewherper/2013/07/17/cvs-refuses-to-sell-rolling-stone-magazine-that-features-the-boston-bomber/

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