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Rolling Stone Founder REMOVED From Rock N’ Roll Hall Of Fame

Woke-on-woke wars are always great, it’s hilarious when the left eats their own.

Jann Wenner, co-founder of the legendary Rolling Stone magazine, was removed from the Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame’s board of directors. The Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame was also co-founded by Wenner in 1983.

The board removed him due to comments he reportedly made during a recent New York Times interview.

When asked why Wenner didn’t interview any women of color for his upcoming book, he told the outlet: “Just none of them were as articulate enough on this intellectual level.”

Leftists were quick to pounce on one of their own. Writer and activist Keith Boykin decried Wenner in this lengthy X Post:

“Rolling Stone founder Jann Wenner’s claim that Black and women artists weren’t “articulate enough” reflects a deeper problem of systemic racism and structural misogyny that allows white male gatekeepers to make exclusionary decisions under the guise of neutrality.”

In response to Wenner’s recent comments, Rolling Stone produced this PR response, distancing themselves from the co-founder of the outlet.

NBC News provided background information on the book:

The news comes one day after The New York Times published an interview with Wenner regarding his forthcoming book, “The Masters,” which contains interviews with musicians — all white men — including Bob Dylan, Mick Jagger, John Lennon, Bruce Springsteen and Bono.

Musician Joe Bonamassa had this to say about Wenner: “This man has done more to bring down the credibility of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame than anyone else. He has been punitive, elitist, and frankly kept artists out of the hall over petty grudges and ego. This is a good thing.”

Lawyer and Congressional candidate Qasim Rashid writes: “Rolling Stone founder Jann Wenner has been removed from the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame board b/c he called Black and female artists “not articulate enough” to be in his book about Rock & Roll. Meanwhile, Black people literally invented Rock & Roll.”

CNN provided this quote from Wenner:

“The people had to meet a couple criteria, but it was just kind of my personal interest and love of them.”

“Insofar as the women, just none of them were as articulate enough on this intellectual level.”

“Stevie Wonder, genius, right? I suppose when you use a word as broad as ‘masters,’ the fault is using that word. Maybe Marvin Gaye, or Curtis Mayfield? I mean, they just didn’t articulate at that level.”

“For public relations sake, maybe I should have gone and found one Black and one woman artist to include here that didn’t measure up to that same historical standard, just to avert this kind of criticism.”

“Maybe I’m old-fashioned and I don’t give a (expletive) or whatever.

I wish in retrospect I could have interviewed Marvin Gaye. Maybe he’d have been the guy. Maybe Otis Redding, had he lived, would have been the guy.”


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