Joe Rogan has recently made it to the headlines of every major media outlet.
The podcaster has been put on the spot after Rock and Roll hall of famer Neil Young demanded that his music be removed from Spotify, as a protest against COVID misinformation allegedly spread on Rogan’s podcast.
Incredible—The goal post moving of Joe Rogan after getting fact checked live is incredible. ➡️ Fact— there is an 8x higher risk of myocarditis with #COVID19 infection than with the vaccine among young people. Please #vaccinate, don’t risk COVID. pic.twitter.com/tphuIM5Mbt
— Eric Feigl-Ding (@DrEricDing) January 14, 2022
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To make things worse for the podcaster, a compilation of Joe Rogan saying racial slurs have resurfaced.
For that, the podcaster issued an apology video on social media.
In one of the most recent episodes of the podcast featuring comedian Akaash Singh, Rogan addressed the controversy surrounding the campaign against him:
“You know, in a lot of ways, like, all this is a relief, because it’s like, just because of that video, it’s always been out there… It’s like, this is a political hit job.”
“And so they’re taking all this stuff that I’ve ever said that’s wrong and smoosh it all together, but it’s good because it makes me address some sh*t that I really wish wasn’t out there.” Said Rogan.
Singh then said, “You can apologize if you say some wild sh*t and we’ve also had some wild sh*t and you apologize and own that is wrong. Good for you.”
In response to that, Rogan replied:
“You should apologize if you regret something, this idea that you should never apologize, like if you regret something, I don’t think there’s anything wrong with apologizing.”
The news of Rogan’s recent controversy even reached former President Donald Trump, who decided to comment on the matter.
The former president issued a statement saying:
“Joe Rogan is an interesting and popular guy, but he’s got to stop apologizing to the Fake News and Radical Left maniacs and lunatics.”
Trump then continues:
“How many ways can you say you’re sorry? Joe, just go about what you do so well and don’t let them make you look weak and frightened. That’s not you and it never will be!”
Even with the number of artists opposing having Joe Rogan on the platform, Spotify CEO has said that he is not planning on canceling Joe Rogan’s contract (https://calfkicker.com/spotify-ceo-criticizes-joe-rogan-but-wont-cancel-his-contract/).