WASHINGTON, Sept 17 (Reuters) – Rolling Stone mag co-founder Jann Wenner used to be got rid of from his place at the Rock & Roll Corridor of Popularity’s board of administrators after feedback he made about Black and feminine artists that have been broadly criticized, the corridor mentioned in a remark.
In a terse remark, the Cleveland-based Corridor of Popularity presented no explanation why for its transfer, pronouncing, “Jann Wenner has been got rid of from the Board of Administrators of the Rock & Roll Corridor of Popularity Basis.”
In an interview with the New York Occasions printed on Friday about his upcoming ebook titled “The Masters,” which is composed of 7 interviews Wenner did over his profession with musicians together with Mick Jagger and Bob Dylan, he used to be pressed on why all seven interviews within the ebook have been with white males.
Wenner, 77, mentioned Black and feminine musicians weren’t “as articulate” because the others he selected to profile.
“For public family members sake, perhaps I must have long gone and located one Black and one lady artist to incorporate right here that did not measure as much as that very same ancient usual, simply to avert this sort of complaint,” Wenner, who additionally co-founded the Rock & Roll Corridor of Popularity, mentioned.
He later apologized for the remarks. Wenner may now not in an instant be reached for touch upon his elimination.
Reporting via Hannah Lang in Washington; Modifying via Scott Malone and Sandra Maler
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