Giant Eagle discontinues sales of controversial Rolling Stone magazine

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PITTSBURGH —

The supermarket chain Giant Eagle announced Thursday that it will not sell the current issue of Rolling Stone magazine.

The new issue features Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the Boston Marathon bombing suspect, on the cover.

Daniel Donovan, Giant Eagle spokesman, released the following statement, "Giant Eagle carries an array of magazines, newspapers and other publications of interest to our customers. We are continually mindful of customer feedback we receive on any of the products we carry. Given the controversial nature of the August issue of Rolling Stone Magazine, the decision has been made to discontinue sales of the publication in our stores."

Several other stores, including Walgreens and CVS, have also decided to not sell the issue.