Joe Rogan has been controversial for years, but lately, the leftist media has tried to cancel Rogan after he had Dr. Robert Malone on his podcast: “The Joe Rogan Experience” which is exclusive to Spotify. The news has since blown up with efforts to censor him for “spreading Covid-19 misinformation.”
Amid the controversy, Neil Young decided to pull his music from Spotify in light of Spotify’s decision not to pull “The Rogan Experience.” He wrote a statement for his website saying: “Private companies have the right to choose what they profit from, just as I can choose not to have my music support a platform that disseminates harmful information.” After him, many others have followed along and boycotted Spotify.
Not long after, news broke that Joe Rogan had used racial slurs in the past, and the move to censor him came in full swing. This came after the release of a compilation video by India.Arie, another artist who was on Spotify, though she has now boycotted them.
Nonetheless, Rogan’s podcast has an average listener base of 11 million according to Forbes, which is no easy feat. Following the scandal, Rogan took to Instagram to make an apology video. He opened the video by saying this is the “most regretful and shameful thing I’ve ever had to talk about publicly.” Nonetheless, Joe Rogan’s fan base is standing firm against the left’s best efforts to silence speech. This became evident when the hashtag #Istandwithrogan started trending on Twitter this past weekend.
Spotify CEO, Daniel Ek, made a statement regarding the ongoing dispute surrounding Rogan, saying: “While I strongly condemn what Joe has said, and I agree with his decision to remove past episodes from our platform, I realize some want more, and I want to make one point very clear- I do not believe that silencing Joe is the answer.” This statement indicates that Rogan is so popular that even Spotify seems to want to keep him. That being said, even if Spotify lets him go, he will have numerous platforms fighting for Joe Rogan.
Rumble was the first platform to offer Rogan a deal. In a tweet, Rumble put out a letter to Rogan offering him $100 million if he were to sign an agreement with them.. The tweet said, “Hey @joerogan, we are willing to fight alongside you.” This is the message most Americans are sending as well. It’s good to see that Cancel Culture will not have the last word.