R&B singer India Arie pulled her work from Spotify, after posting video clips showing Joe Rogan using the n-word more than 20 times on his podcast, “The Joe Rogan Experience.”
On Saturday, Rogan apologized, calling the issue "the most regretful and shameful thing I've ever had to talk about publicly."
His post on Instagram said, "I know that to most people, there's no context where a White person is ever allowed to say that, never mind publicly on a podcast, and I agree with that.”
Rogan said he hadn't said it in years. The clips covered a 12-year period. He also said the clips were taken out of context, that he had used the slur in discussions about how it had been used by comedians.
Rogan added, "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--ked up."
In response, Spotify took down 113 episodes of Rogan’s podcast Saturday night, after he apologized.
Most of the pulled episodes were recorded before his recent COVID-19 controversy.
Rogan has been under fire in recent weeks from progressives and others in favor of canceling the his $100 million deal with Spotify for what's been called misinformation regarding the Covid-19 vaccine.
Source: Daily Mail.
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