Rolling StonesRonnie Wood, from left, Keith Richards, Mick Jagger and Steve Jordan of the Rolling Stones perform during the "No Filter" tour at The Dome at America's Center, Sunday, Sept. 26, 2021, in St. Louis. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP)
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The Once Non-Conforming Band, Rolling Stones, Now Conforming to Cancel Culture After Backlash Over Song ‘Brown Sugar’

The Rolling Stones have removed ‘Brown Sugar’ over backlash that the song is racist. According to, the song is the second most played song live by the band, but they have cut it with a “hope” to add it back in the future. Ironically, the name of their current tour is the “No Filter” tour.

“At the moment I don’t want to get into conflicts with all of this shit, but I’m hoping that we’ll be able to resurrect the babe in her glory somewhere along the track,” Keith Richards told the LA Times. He went on to say, “I don’t know. I’m trying to figure out with the sisters quite where the beef is. Didn’t they understand this was a song about the horrors of slavery? But they’re trying to bury it.”

What Richards doesn’t seem to understand is that the only people burying it are those in the band that decided not to play it. I know Keith Richards says he doesn’t want conflict right now, but that’s the easy way out. The only people that have control over what they play, is the band. Ultimately, cancel culture only wins out when we give in.

“We’ve played ‘Brown Sugar’ every night since 1970, so sometimes you think, ‘We’ll take that one out for now and see how it goes.’ We might put it back in,” Richards told the news outlet.

You can listen to the song in the video below. You can catch references to a violent master who whips and rapes a slave on a plantation. It’s obvious words matter more than the context they are used in in today’s sensitive culture.

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