At least 70 episodes of Joe Rogan’s podcast yanked from Spotify
Sunday - 06/02/2022 16:01
Spotify has ignored calls to kick Joe Rogan off its platform, but dozens of the controversial podcaster’s episodes have mysteriously vanished.
At least 70 episodes of “The Joe Rogan Experience” have been pulled from Spotify over the weekend, including interviews with Amy Schumer, Marc Maron, Bill Burr, Andy Dick, Tool frontman Maynard J. Keenan and Iliza Shlesinger, according to Rolling Stone.
No explanation was given for the removal of the episodes and a spokesperson for Spotify did not immediately return a request for comment from the Daily News Sunday.
But the disappearing act comes amid yet another apology from the Rogan, this time for his repeated use of the N-word after singer India Arie published a highlight reel with more than two dozen uses of the racial slur.
“I know that to most people, there is no context where a white person is ever allowed to say that word, never mind publicly on a podcast, and I agree with that now,” Rogan said in a video Saturday. “I haven’t said it in years. Instead of saying ‘the N-word,’ I would just say the word. I thought as long as it was in context, people would understand what I was doing.”
But the clips were “out of context,” Rogan defended, and merely “snippets” of conversations.
“It’s a very unusual word, but it’s not my word to use,” he said. “I never used it to be racist, because I’m not racist, but whenever you’re in a situation where you have to say ‘I’m not racist,’ you’ve f--ked up, and I clearly have f--cked up.”
He also said he used it only when talking about other people who used it, like comedian Redd Foxx in the ‘70s and the title of Richard Pryor’s 1982 album.
This marks the second public apology Rogan has been forced to make in less than a week, although his first was also more of a defense than an apology.