With those shaggy curls, piercing gaze, and casual lean, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev could have been a rock star. Only he’s not: the 19-year-old is a suspected terrorist awaiting trial on charges that could carry the death penalty and allegedly responsible for the killing of three and horrific injury of almost 300. When Rolling Stone released the cover, there was an immediate outcry, with many saying it glorified the teen. Some noted a resemblance between Tsarnaev’s portrayal and a 1991 cover featuring Jim Morrison of the Doors. Thousands took to the Internet to protest and boycott the cover, and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino wrote a scathing letter to publisher Jann Wenner, lambasting the iconic magazine for rewarding “a terrorist with celebrity treatment.” Menino ended with a zinger: “The survivors of the Boston attacks deserve Rolling Stone cover stories, though I no longer feel that Rolling Stone deserves them,” he wrote. If Rolling Stone was hoping to move more copies, the plan backfired: before the issue was even released, four major chains, including CVS and Walgreens, pledged not to stock it in their stores. The magazine responded with a statement, saying, “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.” Despite being mainly a music magazine, Rolling Stone certainly isn’t immune to controversy. It raised a similar fury for its 1970 cover of cult leader Charles Manson.