Sometimes, a joke can go way to far.
The founder of lyrics website Rap Genius has quit his job after he suggested that Elliot Rodger’s sister was “smoking hot”.
Mahbod Moghadam also described parts of killer Rodger’s manifesto which he published before killing six people as “beautifully written”.
Rap Genius allows users to annotate lyrics to help gain a better understanding of the meaning behind what is written.
In one post Moghadam says: “Elliot barely mentions his sister Georgia throughout the book.
“Towards the end, however, he tells us that they did not get along and becomes angry when he hears her having sex with her boyfriend.
“MY GUESS: his sister is smokin hot.”
Co-founder and chief executive Tom Lehman confirmed that Mahbod had left the company.
He wrote: “…Mahbod Moghadam, one of my co-founders, annotated the piece with annotations that not only didn’t attempt to enhance anyone’s understanding of the text, but went beyond that into gleeful insensitivity and misogyny. All of which is contrary to everything we’re trying to accomplish at Rap Genius.”
He added: “In light of this, Mahbod has resigned – both in his capacity as an employee of the company, and as a member of our board of directors, effective immediately.”
He tweeted an apology yesterday saying that he wanted to become “a better person”.
Source: Mirror UK