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  1. Rap Genius Boots Co-Founder for Tasteless Notes on Rodger’s Manifesto

    Lyric and news annotation website Rap Genius has jettisoned its co-founder for inappropriate comments made about alleged killer Elliot Rodger’s manifesto. Mahbod Moghadam said that Rodger’s sister could be “smokin hot” and the manifesto was “beautifully written.” He apologized, saying he got carried away and that the sister comment was in “horrible taste.” The CEO of Rap Genius slammed Moghadam’s “gleeful insensitivity and misogyny.” Rodger is suspected of murdering six near the University of California, Santa Barbara, before killing himself. 

    Sources: Time, IBT

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