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Rolling Stones pull iconic song ‘Brown Sugar’ from setlist; band torn by own woke move

The Rolling Stones hit the road for their first shows following the death of Charlie Watts but their longtime drummer isn’t the only thing missing from the stage as they play their hits for fans in stadiums across the country, they will no longer be performing one of their most popular songs.

In what appears to be a submission to the “woke” hysteria and the cancel culture that has put a damper on artistic freedom in America, the world’s greatest rock and roll band has shelved “Brown Sugar,” the 1971 classic about the evils of slavery, a song that has been a fixture of their setlist for half a century.

The song, the first single from the “Sticky Fingers” album which is widely regarded as one of the iconic band’s best, features lyrics including “I hear him whip the women just around midnight” although singer Mick Jagger has toned down the language in recent years, substituting “you should have heard him just around midnight” for the controversial line.

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