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Mahbod has been fired (i.e. not "resigned") due to these comments.


Fired or asked to resigned ... pretty much the same thing, other than trying spin it like he resigned under his own volition.

That's literally what the OP says, from a primary source.


>One implies consent on Mahbod's part (he acknowledges that he did wrong) while the other means he had to be forcibly ejected from RapGenius.

That's a false dichotomy. He did acknowledge that he did wrong (although OP's link does not state it — he announced it elsewhere beforehand). That doesn't mean he feels that the proper course of action was his no longer being part of the company.

The big difference is whether he decided he should resign, or whether he was either forced or convinced to resigned.

>Were Mahbod’s annotations posted by a new Rap Genius user, it would be up to our community leaders, who set the tone of the site and our approach to annotation, to delete them and explain to the new user why they were unacceptable.

>Were Mahbod’s annotations posted by a Rap Genius moderator, that person would cease to be an effective community leader and would have to step down.

>And Mahbod, our original community leader, is no exception.

Sounds pretty conclusive to me.

And here's mahbod's tweet from recently >I want to apologize to everyone. I need to hear these criticisms, reflect for real, and work on becoming a better person

So I'm guessing its a little of both.

> The entire group of founder already has wallowed into a number of controversial issues, calling attention mostly to their idiotic hijinks than to their business.

A claim like that should carry a source at least. Not all of us follow RapGenius' every move.

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