- For the second time in a week, Joe Rogan, a popular American podcaster, has apologised, this time for using racial slurs.
After a montage clip surfaced showing him repeatedly saying the N-word, Joe Rogan, a popular American podcaster, apologized for the second time in a week, this time for using racial slurs.
Rogan said it was the “most regretful as well as shameful thing that I’ve ever had to talk about publicly” in an Instagram video uploaded on Saturday. Rogan said in the video that footage of him using the epithet had been taken completely out of context and looked “horrible, even to me.”
After sharing clips on her Instagram feed of Rogan using the N-word, Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter India Arie removed her music from the Spotify streaming service, which hosts Rogan’s podcast.
Rogan apologized for the montage, saying it showed him using the epithet in conversations on shows over the prior 12 years, as well as examples of him discussing its use by Black and white comedians and others. He claimed that he hadn’t said it in years.
“It’s not my choice of words. I’m well aware of that now, but I used it in that way for a long time, “he stated. “Because I’m not racist, I never used it to be racist.”
According to media reports, more than 70 episodes of “The Joe Rogan Experience” podcast were reportedly removed from the Spotify Technology SA service on Saturday.
A proposal for comment from Spotify was not returned.
After a backlash over COVID-19 misinformation in his show, Rogan apologized on Monday, and Spotify said it would add a content advisory to any episode that discussed the virus.
Rogan, a mixed martial arts commentator, and vaccine sceptic, has sparked debate with his views on the pandemic, vaccines, and government mandates to stop the virus from spreading.
Last week, singer-songwriters Neil Young and Joni Mitchell announced that they would be removing their music from Spotify in protest of misinformation about the coronavirus being spread on the platform.
Source: CTV News
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