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A Rolling Stone cover story on Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is generating controversy.

The magazine's cover is a photo in which Tsarnaev looks more like one of the rock stars that usually grace it than a suspect in a high-profile bombing. A preview on the magazine's website says the story by contributing editor Janet Reitman traces how "a bright kid with a charming future became a monster." 

Some Twitter users call the decision to use the photo disgraceful.

Two New England-based retailers announced Wednesday they will not carry the magazine in their stores: Woonsocket, R.I.-based pharmacy chain CVS, and a Rockland, Mass.-based convenience store chain, Tedeschi Food Shops.

Tedeschi Food Shops, Inc. president Peter Tedeschi said complaints from customers, store operators, and employees initially prompted the decision to pull the magazine from store shelves. 

"One of our stores is located right between where the two bombs were detonated, so we had employees that were not injured, but certainly affected, we had customers who were affected," Tedeschi said during an interview with WGBH News' Jordan Weinstein. "If anyone deserves to be glamorized it's the first responders and the people that made a difference, and we just felt this was in poor taste and inappropriate."

Tedeschi said the chain will continue to carry the magazine down the road, but for the time being it seemed carrying the magazine would do "more harm than good". 

CVS made this statement on its Facebook page:

Tsarnaev has pleaded not guilty in the April 15 bombings.

Read the Rolling Stone story on Tsarnaev here