BOSTON (WHDH) — Many local officials have released statements on "Rolling Stone" magazine's decision to put Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on the cover.
Boston Mayor Thomas Menino told reporters: “Why would we want to heroize this guy? He’s a terrorist. We don’t want him in our neighborhoods. We don’t want him on magazines. We don’t want him anywhere."
Menino also wrote a letter to Rolling Stone. Read it here.
Gov. Deval Patrick told reporters: "The cover is out of taste."
Boston City Councilor Rob Consalvo released the following statement: "Rolling Stone's decision to glamorize the image of a man who brought terror to our city is disappointing. The marathon bombing shook our city and now thousands of people who were personally affected by this tragedy will have the unfortunate experience of coming across the face of a terrorist in a space usually reserved for rock stars and cultural icons. Boston is strong, but we are still healing."