Rap Genius Cofounder Mahbod Moghadam Resigns After Elliot Rodger Feedback

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Mahbod Moghadam, co-founder of the popular lyrics site Rap Genius, has resigned from the company’s board of directors following controversial comments regarding the manifesto of Santa Barbara gunman Elliot Rodger, according to a report.

Maghadam wrote a series of annotations on a version of Rodger’s tome uploaded to Rap Genius, stating that parts were “beautifully written” and saying that he guessed Rodger’s sister was “smoking hot.”

See also: Elliot Rodger: Portrait of a Lonely Outcast Obsessed With Status

The company announced the departure in a blog post on its site

“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,” Tom Lehman, co-founder & CEO of Rap Genius, wrote in the post. Read more…

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