Joe Rogan’s Podcast Removed from Spotify after N-word Videos Appear

Joe Rogan gets 70 episodes of his podcast removed from Spotify

After a montage video appeared exposing him for constantly repeating the N-word, Joe Rogan, a renowned American podcaster, apologized for the second time in a week, this time for using racist slurs, Reuters reported.

Rogan claimed in an Instagram video that this was the most remorseful and humiliating thing that he ever had to deal with in public. Rogan also stated in the video that footage of him saying the term had been taken out of context and appeared “horrible, even to me.”

After sharing the videos on her Instagram account of Rogan using the N-word, singer-songwriter and Grammy award-winner India Arie removed her recordings from the Spotify music streaming service, which broadcasts Rogan’s podcast.

Rogan apologized for the montage, saying it revealed him using the term in chats on shows over the past 12 years, as well as instances of him addressing its use by Black and white comedians and others. He said that he hadn’t used it in years.

Upwards of 70 episodes of Rogan’s podcast titled “The Joe Rogan Experience” were reportedly pulled from the Spotify streaming platform on Saturday, according to various media sources.

A request for comment from Spotify was not returned.

After a backlash over coronavirus falsehoods in his show, Rogan apologized on Monday, and Spotify said it would include a content alert to any episode that discussed the virus.

Rogan, a mixed martial arts reporter and vaccine skeptic, has sparked debate with his opinions on the pandemic, vaccinations, and government regulations to stop the virus from spreading.

Last week, singer-songwriters Neil Young and Joni Mitchell declared that they would be pulling their music off Spotify in protest of disinformation about the coronavirus being spread on the network.

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