Spotify is pulling over 100 episodes of Joe Rogan’s show
At stake is misinformation related to the pandemic, but also the use of racist slang. comedian apologizes
The podcast was controversial.
There is another development in the controversy surrounding Spotify, podcaster Joe Rogan and iconic musicians like Neil Young and Joni Mitchell. The streaming platform removed 113 episodes of “The Joe Rogan Experience,” citing the pandemic-related misinformation that sparked the controversy, but also the use of racist slang.
The comedian and presenter must have been consulted before Spotify’s decision. On Instagram, Joe Rogan publicly apologized primarily for using the “n-word.” “I thought that as long as they listened in context, people would understand,” he said. “That’s not a word I should be using. I’ve never used it in a racist way because I’m not. But if I have to explain that I’m not racist, it’s because I screwed up.”
Read NiT’s article on Joe Rogan to learn the story of this martial arts fanatic and former comedian who became the most-watched podcaster in the United States. The same article explains how this controversy developed.