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Rolling Stone magazine editor posts salty tweet about reaction to Marathon bombing suspect cover photo, then apologizes

Posted by Jack Pickell  July 18, 2013 09:30 AM

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Rolling Stone magazine senior editor Christian Hoard has apologized for an off-color tweet he posted yesterday -- and later deleted -- in response to the backlash over the magazine's cover photo of suspected Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnev.

Hoard's tweet was captured and saved by other Twitter users including this one:

On his Twitter account this morning, Hoard stood by the Rolling Stone cover photo but apologized for his earlier tweet.

Several retail chains are boycotting the Rolling Stone issue featuring Tsarnev.

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