Oh my! And with that, actor James Woods started an epic rant against the terror-glamorizing magazine and its co-founder and publisher, Jann Wenner. On Wednesday, David Draiman, lead vocalist of Disturbed, delivered an epic rant against the “ultra-liberal” Rolling Stone. Now it is actor James Woods’ turn.

If there was ever a time to tell us how you really feel, this is it. Take it away, Mr. Woods!

Amen.

Actor Chad Lowe and model Cheryl Tiegs agree.

Carson Daly, actor Ralph MacchioMötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee and bassist Nikki Sixx, actor Dean Cain and actor Kevin Sorbo all rightly blasted the mag.

#BoycottRollingStone sprung up on Twitter shortly after the news of the cover broke. And, as Twitchy reported, many retail outlets, including CVS, Walgreens and Kmart, are heeding that call and are refusing to stock the issue on their shelves.

Tremendous indeed. Kudos to James Woods for speaking his mind and for demanding just one shred of common decency.

Update: Woods continues speaking out and calls out Rolling Stone’s liberal bias:

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Full Twitchy coverage of Rolling Stone

  • Deb Scott

    another ” real person ” in Hollywood- it gives me hope that they aren’t ass kissers for Obama

    • BlueGood

      Yes Deb…finally some real balls & ovaries letting theirs voices be heard for what is only right!

      My admiration for James Woods and Cheryl Tiegs just went off the charts!

      Rolling Stone is pulling a James Carrey…. FU*K ‘EM!

      BOYCOTT them to Oblivion!

      • Deb Scott

        I think a lot of Americans are good and tired of being “Nice” and are about ready to kick ass and take names!

        • Sons Thunder

          “I think a lot of Americans are good and tired of being ‘Nice’ and are about ready to kick ass and take names!”
          -Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

          • ForTheRepublic

            Let me sing it now! “Falso, E-quiv-i-lance-y!” Sing it, Thundaaa! “False E-Quiv-I-lance-y!”

  • Orwellian_Dilemma

    Y’know. . . . If some enterprising person were to create a list of everyone advertising in this issue of Rolling Stone, then everyone would know which companies support terror. . . .

    I’m just saying.

    • Le Chiffre

      We could have a Two Minutes Hate?

      • Bathing Suit Area

        A bit long for the attention span around here.

        • tops116

          Projecting your own personal experiences again, are you?

        • Guest

          Perhaps you didn’t catch the 1984 reference to the guy with the INGSOC logo for an avatar?

        • Mark81150

          and kos is patient?

          You buttclowns couldn’t even dent Rush’s empire with you stupid boycott.. all his old advertisers came crawling back when the backlash screwed their bottom line..

          but you can figure we’re not up to it how?

          because you people always fail?

          • Matt

            And the irony is, he told most of those crawling back to go jump in the lake. For my part, I stopped supporting those that pulled their ads (See ya carbonite, bye proflowers) and moved my business onto those that replaced them. It works both ways.

        • Mr. Fever Head

          Your little bit of hate took a lot less.

    • GaryTheBrave

      It’s likely the advertisers had no idea of what would be the cover nor any of the articles. In future issues you may see some blowback from the advertisers, maybe Open Letters to the readers stating their lack of support for what was written.

      Most advertising is bought on a long-term contract basis. It is why I generally do not support advertiser boycotts.

      • Orwellian_Dilemma

        Here’s the thing. If the advertisers could be bankrupted, then they would make sure not to advertise with pro-terrorism magazines like Rolling Stone.

        I have no pity for them, their employees, or their shareholders.

        • Bathing Suit Area

          “pro-terrorism”

          No. You’re just making that up.

          • tops116

            “You’re just making that up.”

            Based on what again? A nuanced angle you perceived to exist, but is clearly beyond your ability to explain? Guess that’s why you resort to your petty insults. Sad really.

          • Orwellian_Dilemma

            So as a liberal, what was your favorite part of the Boston bombing? The dead eight year-old? The people whose lives were forever changed for the worse by losing limbs? Or was it the Rolling Stone cover idolizing the pretty Chechen boy?

            Tough choices for a liberal, no?

          • Mark81150

            How so?

            RS did do that cover, did take an angle to elicit sympathy for the po widdle brother led astray..

            an entirely logical conclusion.. that they support certain kinds of terrorists..

            and their lame beyond words excuse?.. well he’s the same age and demographic of many of our readers, so we’re exploring the path which led him there…

            A simpler reason, the idiot Boy Terrorist scum who happens to make Barbie Doll smart ultra left girls have to change their panties……. these male muslim sympathizers and girls looking for bad boy spank fantasies are just sick minded, and they are loud.. like truthers, they convicted the government before the scumbag was even in prison, cause like.. “he’s so HOT”…

            everyone of these whiny brain dead sycophants should be forced to work in a rehab facility for the victims, changing bed pans if nothing else..

            and the RS editor who approved that cover with them..

      • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

        It is bought on long term contract in packages and often times they don’t even realize what publications they support, that is why it takes threat of a boycott to make them realize it and stop it more than anything else.

    • http://amandakmelson.wordpress.com/ GreenEyedGal

      It might be a good idea to get hold of a copy to find out who the advertisers are so we consumers can contact them and let them know we don’t appreciate them advertising in a rag that glorifies terrorists. If we can get the advertisers to pull out, like so many of the subscribers are, we can do some serious damage to RS’s bottom line.

    • BabyGirlie

      Problem is, the advertisers did not know beforehand. Some of them have spoken out against the cover.

      • Orwellian_Dilemma

        I understand–and not to be disputatious, they knew what kind of magazine they were advertising in to begin with. Lay down with dogs and rise up with fleas. . . .

    • ugh

      Already have. Go to boycott rolling stone for their latest cover on Facebook. What we need is a subscriber list to publish.

  • Jon

    You’ve pretty much got to get over to the Amanda Marcotte batshirt crazy level of liberalism before you find anyone defending Rolling Stone’s cover decision — which probably shocks the magazine’s editors and Jann.

    What they seem to have forgotten in part is blowing up civilians not just at a public event, but at a public event in one of the nation’s most liberal cities is even going to horrify and anger liberals, at least far moreso than, say, shooting up a military base in Texas the way Maj. Hassan did. RS was no doubt thinking their dreamy cover of Tsaranev would get the normal defenders of pushing the envelope of what’s considered morally acceptable on the left when it comes to trying to accept the root causes of Islamic fundamentalism.

    Woods hasn’t been part of the left at least since almost dying in the 9/11 attacks, but the magazine isn’t getting any love either from the usual crowd that wants to ‘understand’ the terrorists’ motives, as they’re also attacking the cover image (or at least staying silent about it).

    • Thursdaythe12th

      They put him on the cover because, like the liberal art world, they have absolutely nothing to offer except shock value.

      Something a monkey, his hand and a lump of crap can do.

    • Stephen K

      The left is trying to glorify Tsarnaev and Islamic extremism as a whole; they’re trying turn him into the next cultural icon for leftist youth, a la Che, and turn Islamic extremism into the next great “people’s revolutionary movement for social justice”.

      They went way too far, way too fast, this time with the RS cover, and they’re getting pounded for it. But they’ll crawl back into their holes, lick their wounds, rage in the media against their enemies (us), and then come back another day and try again. They always do, because they believe that eventually they’ll wear us down.

      Unfortunately, all too often they succeed at this strategy.

      • Bathing Suit Area

        “The left is trying to glorify Tsarnaev and Islamic extremism”

        No, you’re just making up crazy things.

        • tops116

          “No, you’re just making up crazy things.”

          And your proof of that is what again? Oh right, you have no proof. Otherwise you wouldn’t constantly call people who disagree with you on this (or any issue) stupid.

        • Mike B

          You are in error. Pointing out someone else’s craziness is not the same thing as making it up.

          You may as well say that wearing sunglasses causes the sun to shine.

        • MarcusFenix

          The adults are talking, take your sippy cup and go back to the little kids table.

        • $25327935

          Lay off the bath salts

        • Mark81150

          Ever seen a campus pro-Palestine rally? At any major ivy league school?….. The “Hitler was RIGHT” signs, the “JEWS are PIGS and MONKEYS”.. posters.. Their “Hail Satan” chants at abortion rallies in conflict?

          The very young and ultra anti-establishment left hasn’t done anything since Obama’s youth, but get cozier and cozier with Palestinian, then generic muslim terror, against Jews.. then Americans.. Because we “Deserve it”…. for not allowing them to murder 3 million Jews as they so desperately Desire..

          the campus left is completely insane.. and occupy is no better..

          are you deliberately averting your eyes his fans tweets?.. they are shown often enough.

  • Paul C.

    Just don’t buy that roll of sh$t paper!!

  • AmericanMom

    I’m with Woods 100% on this – may Rolling Stone cease to exist and Mr. Wenner become the pariah he deserves to be. He now shares full disgusting notoriety with the Boston Bomber he put on his magazine cover. It’s an epic fail.

  • Maxx

    At this very moment, Wenner is probably gazing at his cover of Zohan while making things “silky smooth.”

    I tell you this.

  • littleones

    I may show up at Barnes and Noble and ‘accidently’ spill my Latte on the Rolling Stone display this weekend.

    • NRPax

      As a caffeine addict, may I suggest not wasting your drink? Not only that, but think of the staff that would have to clean up the mess.

  • Magnifico

    Always liked James Woods as an actor, and now I love the fucker as a person. Keep dropping the F bombs on these dumb-fucks, FFS.

  • David Gillies

    It bears repeating that James Woods has a scary-high IQ and is one of the soundest people in Hollywood. Also he has a very convincing story that he saw a dry run just before 9/11. http://www.snopes.com/rumors/woods.asp

    • $1014973

      I love the quote when he asks how they know where he lives.

      “We’re the FBI”.

    • Mark81150

      That is what I’ve heard about him, MENSA material.. and not at all stuck up about it… very human, very decent as a person.

  • cscape

    James Woods is currently playing his best ever role….. the REAL HIM, voicing what we (here in Boston) feel….. Thank you so very much!

  • $1014973

    James Woods is one of the very few actors in Hollywood that I’ve ever admired. I continue to do so. He’s been in some great movies, and speaks to my heart.

    If you want a great closet James Woods movie, get True Believer. One of the better movies that not many people have heard about. Also has Robert Downey Jr. in it. Think it came out in the last 80s or early 90s.

  • Vaughn Fry

    Do I detect a subtext to these tweets which recall Jewish stereotypes?

    • nc

      Huh?

      • NRPax

        I second that. Huh?

        • Vaughn Fry

          “money hungry scum”
          “their thirty pieces of silver”

          Didn’t think I need to spell this out.

    • Corey Dennison

      What the hell are you talking about?

    • Mark81150

      Explain?

    • bo ure

      No. That thing you’re hearing is your disturbed brain pinging you.

  • Jack Deth

    Well done, Mr. Woods!

    To paraphrase a favorite Harvey Lembeck line from his many 1960s beach movies.

    “Eric Von Zipper don’t like you! And when Eric Von Zipper (and the rest of America) don’t like you. You stay don’t liked!”

  • ObamaFail

    I’m not really a fan of James Woods. But I appreciate his twitter rant on this subject. So I’ll let Family Guy speak for me.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hRZcirkhiQ

  • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

    James Woods is probably one of the smartest guys in Hollywood and not afraid to state his opinion as bluntly as possible. I admire guys like him and Nick Searcy, we need a lot more of them.

  • Tessa

    Woods saw the 911 hijackers and murders do the drive run.

  • tops116

    That was fantastic. Well done, Mr. Woods.

  • MarcusFenix

    Woods nails it, everytime. And I bet the mass majority of you read his tweets, in his actual voice. It’s like anything by him and Morgan Freeman, you hear their voice when you read things. 😉

  • Rick Pelosi

    Bravo James Woods!

  • newguy40

    Hard not to like this fella, Woods. Too bad Dinero had him beat up so bad in Casino. :)

  • Carlos.Danger

    James Woods ……spot on!!

  • gunfire7778
  • zachlen

    Wait. Next month The countrys most famous black child, TRAYVON MARTIN.Also IMO in the next 10 years the most popular male name will be Mohammed and TRAYVON. Funny. But not.

  • #####

    Way to go James Woods!!!!! My sentiments exactly, bankrupt the liberal pukes. I bet if no one bought the next 6 issues that they would be forced into bankruptcy.

  • timzank

    Wow, that was epic alright. Good job James Woods…

  • Graham Thordarson

    Co-incidentally, James Woods is documented as one of the smartest people in Hollywood. I believe his IQ is somewhere in the range of 160.

  • BeeKaaay

    James Woods nails the leftwingwacko magazine on its bloodthirst.

  • Not Anonymous

    You can tell James is a very educated guy by the fact that he uses the correct form of Brava!

  • Shawna Hartz-Tucker

    Finally…SOMEBODY IN HOLLYWOOD WITH BALLS…So sick of this bias. It`s to the point where it`s a mental disease.

    • pen44

      Shawna, I truly believe that it is NOT just a disease…..it IS a major MENTAL DEFECT….caused a major mutation of the brain.

      There are Conservatives and/or Rebubs….they just aren’t as narcissistic as the flaming Liberals. And they’re very talented & popular….but, like James Woods, do not push them until you’ve pissed them off!!

      • Michael Peter

        “Little Eichmanns” is a phrase used to describe persons who
        participate in society in a way that, while on an individual scale may
        seem relatively innocuous even to themselves, taken collectively create
        destructive and immoral systems in which they are actually complicit

  • magnut

    well done james woods! i think we have a new slang for toliet paper , as in “hey im outta rolling stone here can you get me some more ive got more shit to wipe off” all its good for. good riddance rolling stone. you’re finished

  • http://www.nleomf.org/officers/ FlatFoot

     
    I read all of his tweets with his voice in my head. And it was awesome!
     

  • Adam Cooper

    RS does this because it wasn’t their children, their friends who got hurt. People like that only care if it affects them.

  • Mike Wade

    I can almost guarantee that the majority of Americans have had it up to here. PLEASE, AMERICA! Wake up!

  • chrisallenrich

    I was an extra in a movie that James Woods starred in(The Hard Way). He was the nicest guy on set. He never big timed the extras or crew. Was always kind and chatted up anyone that wanted to talk. No surprise to me that he reacted this way.

  • Mitch

    Wow! Incredible marketing from one of the country’s premier periodicals – hardly a ‘shit rag’ as Woods so eloquently calls it. Certainly a monumental moment and possibly a misstep in the Stone’s history. And quite polarizing at that: Joe Scarborough ‘understood’ the Stone’s strategy and Lawrence O’Donnell found it reprehensible. Unfortunate that James Woods had to resort to vulgarity and his apparent homophobia to express his outrage. His opinions would have had way more credibility had he expressed himself with more maturity.

    • Max Artifice

      Wow!

      Drop dead.

      • Mitch

        Well gee. I said it might be a misstep for the magazine, and nor did I take a clear position on whether it was a great idea for a cover or not. My copy hasn’t arrived yet and I will certainly take the time to read it – probably an important step in forming an opinion. What do you think? And certainly nothing wrong with addressing Mr. Wood’s style. None the less, you seem quite the gentleman there Max.

    • pen44

      Wow, Mitch!! Dyed-in-the-wool Liberal, aren’t you?!?

      I agree with Max Artifice……..SMH

      • Mitch

        Perceptive. Indeed I am a proud liberal. And in the company of the biggest percentage of our teachers, scientists, writers and creatives. You?

    • Corey Dennison

      Don’t kid yourself…it’s a $hit rag.

    • Evil Otto

      “Provoking a reaction is not the same thing as making a statement.”
      -Calvin, Calvin and Hobbes

      Rolling Stone is trolling. They’re desperate, and thus they’re trying to stir up controversy to sell magazines. Hardly “incredible marketing.” It may provide a temporary boost to flagging sales, but it will not result in a permanent increase, and they will have difficulty topping it.

      His opinions would have had way more credibility had he expressed himself with more maturity.

      Meh. Rolling Stone puts a mass murderer on the cover to provoke exactly this sort of reaction, and you’re scolding Woods for responding with vulgarity?

      • Mitch

        Rolling Stone, highly successful for almost fifty years, has a mostly subscription-based circulation of 1.5 million. And in these days when most magazines either close up or barely hang on, it is one of the few left publishing long-form investigative stories, (and winning award upon award including the National Mag Award -Manson on their cover; the Stanley McChrystal story among many others). So I don’t think this is an act of desperation due to flagging sales, and yes they might have difficulty topping it. I’ll read my copy when it arrives and I will form an opinion about the magazine’s decision to put whom they themselves evidently call ‘a monster’ on their cover.

        My criticism of Woods stands.

        “Unfortunately, the public is emotionally driven and this mass hysteria is the biggest threat to journalism… This is not Kim Kardashian, this is a serious mag and journalists cannot be driven by public opinion. You can’t allow the public to dictate what journalists do.” – Samir Husni

        • Evil Otto

          So I don’t think this is an act of desperation due to flagging sales, and yes they might have difficulty topping it.

          Rolling Stone’s newsstand sales have slumped. This isn’t meant for the benefit of people like you, fans who will keep their subscriptions regardless… this is to gain media attention. They could have written the story without the cover. They could have used a different picture, one that doesn’t make this mass murderer look like the latest dreamy pop star. They could have used pictures of the crime scene, pictures of victims, run another picture of Kanye West. No, wait, strike that… they tried trolling with him too. If the story is what matters, then there is no need to use this particular cover. No, they’re doing it to provoke exactly this sort of reaction.

          My criticism of Woods stands.

          As does my criticism of your criticism.

          • Mitch

            Newsstand sales, about 80,000, are a very small proportion of their total sales. And yes, they have certainly gained media attention and a great deal of publicity. Again, not having read the article, I believe the cover image illustrates something very crucial about this American story… the enemy is within, he’s a citizen, he’s popular in his little group of friends and is quite facile in his ability to harbor evil intent – the terrorist could be the handsome young kid down the street.

            I appreciate your criticism.

        • Evil Otto

          So I don’t think this is an act of desperation due to flagging sales, and yes they might have difficulty topping it.

          Rolling Stone’s newsstand sales have slumped. This isn’t meant for the benefit of people like you, fans who will keep their subscriptions regardless… this is to gain media attention. They could have written the story without the cover. They could have used a different picture, one that doesn’t make this mass murderer look like the latest dreamy pop star. They could have used pictures of the crime scene, pictures of victims, run another picture of Kanye West. No, wait, strike that… they tried trolling with him too. If the story is what matters, then there is no need to use this particular cover. No, they’re doing it to provoke exactly this sort of reaction.

          My criticism of Woods stands.

          As does my criticism of your criticism.

        • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

          He’s responsible for FOUR (4) DEATHS, Several INJURED AND/OR MUTILATED PEOPLE, Turning one of the City of Boston’s GREATEST EVENTS into a HORRIFIC TRAGEDY, and you have a COMPLAINT about those protesting it?!? Like Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is a HERO, or a ROCK STAR?!?
          Sir, you are SICK AS WELL. ‘Nuff said. Jawamax 8<{D}

          • Mitch

            No one on this particular thread called him a hero sir. And yes, criticism carries more weight when presented in a civilized manner. The conversation is important. And you are the one typing in all caps, apparently agitated and doing the name calling. Catch your breath Mr. Ward and calm down.

        • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

          He’s responsible for FOUR (4) DEATHS, Several INJURED AND/OR MUTILATED PEOPLE, Turning one of the City of Boston’s GREATEST EVENTS into a HORRIFIC TRAGEDY, and you have a COMPLAINT about those protesting it?!? Like Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is a HERO, or a ROCK STAR?!?
          Sir, you are SICK AS WELL. ‘Nuff said. Jawamax 8<{D}

      • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

        Shorter:”TROLLING STONE!” XD Jawamax 8<{D}

      • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

        Shorter:”TROLLING STONE!” XD Jawamax 8<{D}

  • tarandfeatherthecrooks

    Bravo to the letter from Boston Mayor Menino to Rolling, millstone around their neck, Stone magazine

  • JR48

    “Compare Time Magazine’s cover of Michele Bachmann as an alien with #RollingStone cover of #Tsarnaev as a Ruben’s cherub. #Liberal bias?”

    Just perfect.

  • Mark81150

    The last refuge of a money grubbing mindless sympathizer with evil.. is to cry “censorship” when the backlash comes..

    It’d be censorship if the government confiscated all copies.. not anything close happened here..

    Free thinking Americans, from BOTH parties are expressing THEIR right to free speech and expressing THEIR opinions..

    Funny how the most depraved, think freedom of speech, means freedom to lecture pompously without rebuttal.. stupid.. mindless… and childish beyond comparison, you can scream your love for that terrorist from the rooftops.. but don’t be suprised when a crowd forms to shout “JUMP”….

    you play spikes and spurs football… then put on your big boy undies and man up.. otherwise just shut up.. cowards..

  • Jim Evans

    Obama has no problem with it. He’s more into Zimmerman!

  • RogueAmerican

    I am now going to buy every James Woods movie ever made. Even Videodrome.

  • Media_lies2013

    Funny how all of the enraged commentators fail to observe that the pics prove the official story false. Eyes wide shut.

  • Matt

    I’ve always been a Woods fan. Its nice to see him (and others in Hollywood) speaking out against stuff like this (for a change).

  • ugh

    Give um hell James Woods.

  • alanwillingham

    If the Tsarnaev’s had just blown up an Embassy nobody would be talking about it….

  • alanwillingham

    If the Tsarnaev’s had just blown up an Embassy nobody would be talking about it….

  • Spinner

    Rolling Stone cover can have many meanings. It can be creepy and weird showing regular guy next door but it can also glamourize especially on magazine cover that consistently shows celebrities and rock stars that people idolize. It does not have to be one or the other. The problem is Rolling Stone was blinded by their goal to be edgy and different that they didn’t think about about how it can look glamorous. If they had thought more about the victims who lost the most from this then they would have done the responsible thing and changed the cover or photoshoped it and made it less like Jim Morrison, Dylan, teen beat. It was failure of their arrogant editors and art directors who should have known better. Let me put it this way – if they had put a young good looking White Supremacist on cover of Rolling Stone and he happens to look like Jim Morrison, Dylan and saying how its a “promising beautiful boy turned monster”, I am 100% sure someone would be FIRED.

  • Spinner

    The RS cover can have many meanings. It can be creepy and weird showing regular guy next door but it can also glamourize especially on magazine cover that consistently shows celebrities and rock stars that people idolize. It does not have to be one or the other. The problem is Rolling Stone was blinded by their goal to be edgy and different that they didn’t think about about how it can look glamorous. If they had thought more about the victims who lost the most from this then they would have done the responsible thing and changed the cover or photoshoped it and made it less like Jim Morrison, Dylan, teen beat. It was failure of their arrogant editors and art directors who should have known better. Let me put it this way – if they had put a young good looking White Supremacist on cover of Rolling Stone and and he happens to look like Jim Morrison, Dylan and saying how its a beautiful boy turned monster, I am 100% sure someone would be FIRED.
    I saw a TV news show how they put up Jahar’s cover alongside a bunch of other Rolling Stone covers on the screen and I was so disgusted to see Jahar’s picture like he was one of the rock stars.

  • Spinner

    Rolling Stone can you put a White Supremacist on your next cover and make sure he happens to look like rock star like Jim Morrison or Dylan? I would like to prove to your readers that someone would be fired this time. And same title “promising beautiful boy turned monster”. Its poetic. Thank you.

  • Liberalism is Nonsense

    Many of collectivism’s erroneous arguments arise from the untenable illusion that free markets are responsible for natural human discontent.