North­eastern Uni­ver­sity crim­i­nol­o­gist Jack Levin told MyFox​Boston​.com that the cover could send a dan­gerous mes­sage to others who might be minded to carry out vio­lence: “If they want to become famous, kill somebody.”

Within hours, CVS announced that it would not sell the issue in its store. “As a com­pany with deep roots in New Eng­land and a strong pres­ence in Boston, we believe this is the right deci­sion out of respect for the vic­tims of the attack and their loved ones,” it said.

Dan Kennedy, who teaches jour­nalism at Boston’s North­eastern Uni­ver­sity, said he shared Levin’s con­cern, but said that “purely as a mag­a­zine cover, it was kind of brilliant”.


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