Rolling Stone took a lot of heat for putting one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects on its cover back in August.
Now it’s getting an award for it.
Adweek declared it the “hottest cover of the year,” saying it’s “hands down the most memorable cover of the year.”
Some retailers pulled the issue, featuring a photo of accused bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, from its shelves. But Adweek wrote that the issue still sold twice as many issues at the newsstand as usual, “proving again that while sex sells, controversy does too.”
Three people were killed and more than 250 were injured in the Boston Marathon bombings.
A Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer was killed three days later, triggering the massive manhunt that led to Tsarnaev’s capture.
Tsarnaev is charged with 30 federal counts stemming from the attack. He’s pleaded not guilty to all charges.
His brother was shot and killed by police during the manhunt. (CNN)