There are many comments like this:
This is one of the most tasteless and insensitive acts I have seen this week. First, the bombs in Boston, then West, Texas is blown up, and now our tasteless, tacky local newspaper chooses to smear such a picture all over Facebook. Scum is a word that comes to mind.
But the cover photo has its defenders, too:
Look, to all of you who say take it down, it’s fake blood, putty lacerations, and completely staged. To be completely honest with the people who think its “too obscene”, get a reality check. I’m sure you’ve come across worse things on Facebook.