Rolling Stone magazine has incurred the wrath of musician Sinead O’Connor after the title published a voluptuous image of reality TV star Kim Kardashian on its front cover, declaring that ‘music is dead’ on her Facebook page.
Writing via her personal account on the social media site O’Connor called for a boycott of the venerable title, declaring: “What is this **** doing on the cover of Rolling Stone? ("I don't smile much because it causes wrinkles") Music has officially died.
“Who knew it would be Rolling Stone that murdered it? Simon Cowell and Louis Walsh can no longer be expected to take all the blame. Bob Dylan must be ******* horrified. #BoycottRollingStone”.
Many of O’Connor’s followers found themselves in agreement with her stance including Charlie Gibson who wrote: “Amazing... fake tits, money and no talent get you on the cover of the Rolling Stone! Someone should write a song about that...”
There were some dissenting voices with Melissa Christina observing: “Wow the "C" word is a bit harsh. I mean lots of people don't like her but Rolling Stone hasn't been all about musicians on the cover. I remember Jennifer Aniston and some other non musicians gracing the cover. I think Sinead is just mad cause she's a has-been now lol.”
Rolling Stone previously courted controversy after it published a front cover glamourising Boston Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.