Joe Rogana popular American podcaster, has issued an apology for the second time in a week, this time for using racial slurs after a video montage emerged showing him repeatedly speaking. from N.
In an apology video posted on Instagram on Saturday, Rogan said it was “the most regretful and embarrassing thing I’ve ever had to say publicly.” In the video, Rogan said the shot of him using the icon was removed from the background, but looked “appalling, even to me.”
Rogan’s apology comes after Grammy-winning singer-songwriter India Arie pulled her music from the Spotify streaming service, which hosts Rogan’s podcasts, after posting the clip to her Instagram using the word N.
In his apology, Rogan said the montage had shown him using the symbol in chats on shows over the past 12 years, and included examples of him discussing its use by black and white comedians and others. He said he hadn’t said that in years.
“That’s not my word to use. I’m well aware of that now, but for years I’ve been using it that way,” he said. “I’ve never used it to be racist because I’m not racist.”
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Media reports on Saturday said more than 70 episodes of the “Joe Rogan Experience” podcast have been removed from the Spotify Technology SA service.
Spotify did not return a request for comment.
On Monday, Rogan apologized amid a backlash over COVID-19 misinformation on his show, and Spotify said it will add content advice to any episodes that discuss the virus. .
Rogan, a well-known mixed martial arts commentator and vaccine skeptic, has been controversial with his views on pandemics and vaccines and the government’s mandate to control the spread of the virus. spread of the virus.
Singer-songwriters Neil Young and Joni Mitchell announced last week that they would be removing their music from Spotify to protest coronavirus misinformation aired on the platform.
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(Reporting by Mike Stone in Washington; Editing by Diane Craft and Daniel Wallis)
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