Rolling Stones Founder Apologizes For Racist And Sexist Remark Regarding His Exclusively White Male Book

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Source: Eugene Gologursky / Getty The only thing more obnoxious than a racist comment is the racist commenter’s apology for said statement because the “apology” always includes everything except, “I’m sorry for being racist.” It’s always, “I misspoke,” or, “I’m not racist, I just said something stupid,” or, “I’m sorry my wording sounded racist, but that was not my intent,” or, “Everyone who knows me knows I don’t have a racist bone in my body.” (I honestly feel bad for all of the racist skeletons roaming the Earth wondering why their owners refuse to claim them.) Rolling Stone co-founder Jann Wenner has been removed from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation’s board of directors because he said a racist and sexist thing, but to let him tell it, his “badly chosen words” are what caused the harm, not his racism. During an interview with the New York Times, Wenner was asked about a book he wrote, titled The Masters, that features interviews with Mick Jagger, Bob Dylan, John Lennon, Bruce Springsteen, Bono, Jerry Garcia and Pete Townsend—all of whom are notably white and male. So, Wenner was asked why he only included white men in his book, and...

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