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Columbus residents react to Rolling Stone cover featuring Boston Bomber

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Columbus residents are responding to a cover of Rolling Stone Magazine which will feature a photo of the surviving Boston Marathon Bombings suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

The publication's cover is famously reserved for rock stars, actors and other celebrities, but the issue set to be release on August 3 is already raising controversy.

The feature story is said to be about, "How a charming kid with a bright future became a monster."

Some Chattahoochee Valley residents have a problem with this concept. 

"It is wrong," says Michael Hardy. "Why do you want to have some terrorist on a magazine that's going to be there for older people that respect their country and everything. You've got kids looking at this magazine. Why do you want to give them this person to look at when you can give them someone else to look up to?"

"I don't necessarily think it's political," says Kathy Browne, "But I think that so many people do things on the internet and read and they don't pick-up periodicals and magazines. So they're going to do anything they can to sell a magazine."

"I have seen a lot of things in my life," says Clifford Franks. "But for somebody to just do something like that, then I walk in and see it on the front page of a magazine, the magazine should be boycotted, taken off the shelf, it should even be on the shelf."

CVS Pharmacy agrees with Franks, announcing earlier that they will not sell the magazine issue in their stores.

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