The controversial Rolling Stone cover from the summer featuring Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was lauded by Adweek as the “hottest magazine cover” at their annual “Hot List” awards on Tuesday:
To some, he came off like a rock star. To others, his was the face of pure evil. Hands down the most memorable cover of the year is the Aug. 1 issue of Rolling Stone featuring accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Critics and advertisers howled that the mag was glamorizing a terrorist, and retailers like CVS pulled it. Still, the issue sold twice the number of copies at the newsstand as usual, proving again that while sex sells, controversy does, too.