Jann Wenner is having a fairly horrible week, and for good purpose.
Wenner was faraway from the Rock & Roll Corridor Of Fame board of administrators resulting from some pretty racist and sexist comments made during an interview with The New York Occasions over his new ebook The Masters. When requested why he did not interview any girls or black musicians for a ebook in regards to the historical past rock, he stated “Insofar as the ladies, none of them had been as articulate sufficient on this mental stage.”
He later added: “I suppose once you use a phrase as broad as ‘masters,” the fault is utilizing that phrase. Possibly Marvin Gaye, or Curtis Mayfield? I imply, they only did not articulate at that stage.”
Wenner was blasted by Living Colour, who stated that the “very concept of a ebook referred to as The Masters, which blatantly omits the important contributions of black, individuals of coloration and ladies to Rock & Pop Tradition speaks to a a lot bigger and extra systemic drawback.” The band stated later added that Wenner‘s feedback smacked of “sexist gatekeeping, and exclusionary conduct” and referred to as out the man’s half-assed apology.
Now Ted Nugent has chimed in and even he thinks that Wenner went too far. Which is frankly wonderful – Nugent has had a questionable historical past in relation to racism, so clearly Wenner screwed up fairly dangerous.
“Jann Wenner righteously and splendidly created Rolling Stone journal to have fun the artists which have by no means been given credit score besides by me and us right here at ‘Nightly Nuge’ on My Actual America’s Voice that the music that touches our soul got here from black heroes who had extra soul as a result of they needed to get out of the curse of slavery and have fun freedom musically,” stated Nugent in a YouTube video.
“[Wenner was removed] due to racist and and misogynistic assaults that stated that black and feminine artists will not be articulate sufficient to reference in his ebook about rock and roll historical past, which is so clearly biased and so clearly racist and so clearly misogynistic. And people are the issues that he has at all times accused me of…”
So there you’ve gotten it. We agreed with Ted Nugent for as soon as.
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