A Fine Line: Controversial Magazine Covers

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  • Rolling Stone
  • Kerry Washington
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  • Bloomberg Businessweek
  • Ebony
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  • Vibe
  • TIME
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  • TIME

Rolling Stone, August 2013

Rolling Stone magazine came under fire after featuring Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on the cover of its Aug. 3 2013 issue. Thousands of commenters bashed the publication on Facebook for appearing to glamourize Tsarnaev, who was accused of killing three people and wounding more than 200 others in the horrific attacks of April that year.

But it's not the first time a magazine was taken to task for its front page. Keep reading for a look at more infamous covers.

-- Britt Middleton and BET Staff

(Photo: Rolling Stone Magazine, August 2013)

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