Dallas-based 7-Eleven is joining retailers across the country in pulling a controversial Rolling Stone magazine from newsstands with a Boston Marathon bombing suspect on the cover.
"7-Eleven, Inc.'s position is to NOT sell the Aug. 1 issue of Rolling Stone," said company spokeswoman Margaret Chabris in a statement to FOX4.
Chabris said the convenience store chain will not sell the upcoming edition with surviving bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on the cover in its approximately 1,700 company-operated outlets around the nation.
7-Eleven is strongly recommending to its 5,900 franchised stores that they not sell the issue as well.
7-Eleven joins other stores like CVS, Rite Aid and Walgreens in banning the issue from newsstands.
Rolling Stone explained the reason for the story in a statement.
"The fact that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is young, and in the same age group as many of our readers, makes it all the more important for us to examine the complexities of this issue and gain a more complete understanding of how a tragedy like this happens," the magazine said.
Subscribers started receiving the issue in the mail this week and retailers were set to begin newsstand sales on Friday.
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