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Rap Genius Co-Founder Fired

Posted by - 12:14 PM on 05/26/14
Rap Genius co-founder Mahbod Moghadam has been fired after posting absurd comments on the memoir of mass murderer Elliot Rodger.
 
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12:18 PM on 05/26/14
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Did he actually think that would be funny?
12:22 PM on 05/26/14
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Well, good I guess
12:45 PM on 05/26/14
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Christ, what a piece of shit.
01:05 PM on 05/26/14
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Wow
01:10 PM on 05/26/14
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Why do people even care ?
01:23 PM on 05/26/14
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Jesus
01:23 PM on 05/26/14
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Why do people even care ?
Look at you, being cool and pretending it's not entirely in poor taste
01:44 PM on 05/26/14
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Look at you, being cool and pretending it's not entirely in poor taste
Oh, it's in incredibly poor taste and Moghadam shouldn't have done it.

But looking at all the annotations, it seems like he's using his site's format to lampoon Rodger's account of hate-filled, vapid preoccupations despite having so many advantages.

Sargent calls it a "fanboy reading." It seems like the opposite and that makes Moghadam's lapse of judgement more comprehensible -- If one read something odious, full of pop culture references, and had co-founded an annotation site, the impulse to treat it like a bad song or book would almost certainly follow. And it should have been resisted, which is why he was fired.
03:18 PM on 05/26/14
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Well, that was fucking stupid and tasteless.
03:25 PM on 05/26/14
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Don't think anyone is surprised. These guys are fuckin douchebags.
03:29 PM on 05/26/14
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Good riddance, good for Rap Genius for standing up to him.
03:30 PM on 05/26/14
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Mahbod is a total dirtbag - he was a large part of the reason I stopped editing for Rock Genius after over a year of hardcore work and recruitment for that team.

He probably still doesn't understand why everyone got all twisted about it.
03:38 PM on 05/26/14
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Not really a good reason to be fired, but oh well, sucks for him.
03:50 PM on 05/26/14
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Mahbod is a total dirtbag - he was a large part of the reason I stopped editing for Rock Genius after over a year of hardcore work and recruitment for that team.

He probably still doesn't understand why everyone got all twisted about it.
Yikes. Is he bad enough to actually have meant the praise as praise? The manifesto has a preening tone and Rodger praises his wit at times, so those quoted annotations struck me as a tasteless joke.

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