In response to the backlash that's been created by 'Rolling Stone' magazine's choice to put Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on its cover, senior editor Christian Hoard sent - and quickly deleted - a rather offensive tweet:

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Many Twitter users criticized Hoard, some for the tasteless tweet, others called him a coward for deleting it. See the responses that followed Hoard's tweet here.

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The music magazine came under fire Wednesday when it announced that Tsarnaev would be featured on its cover. Many retailers are refusing to carry this month's issue.

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