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Rolling Stone co-founder Jann Wenner removed from Rock Hall leadership after controversial remarks WSOC TV [Video]

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Rolling Stone magazine co-founder Jann Wenner has been removed from the board of directors of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame after he made disparaging remarks about Black and female musicians.

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Wenner, 77, was a founding member of the organization.

“Jann Wenner has been removed from the Board of Directors of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foundation,” the hall announced Saturday, a day after Wenner’s comments were published in a New York Times interview.

Wenner touched off a firestorm when he claimed in the interview that neither female nor Black musicians were articulate enough to be included in his new book “The Masters,” which features interviews with musicians Bob Dylan, Jerry Garcia, Mick Jagger, John Lennon, Bruce Springsteen, Pete Townshend and U2′s Bono — all white and male.

“The people had to meet a couple criteria, but it was just kind of my personal interest and love of them,” he said, adding “Insofar as the women, just none …

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