Rolling Stone magazine editor posts salty tweet about reaction to Marathon bombing suspect cover photo, then apologizes
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.
Yesterday I made a sarcastic remark here in response to the RS cover controversy. I stand by our cover, but not my tweet - it was (1/2)— Christian Hoard (@christianhoard) July 18, 2013
inappropriate and disrespectful. I'm sorry. (2/2)— Christian Hoard (@christianhoard) July 18, 2013
Several retail chains are boycotting the Rolling Stone issue featuring Tsarnev.