UFC’s longtime commentator and analyst Joe Rogan has found himself in another controversy due to which he has released a video of himself in which he is publicly apologizing for his statements. On Friday, Grammy Award-winning R&B singer India Arie posted a video in which she talked about Joe Rogan and why she wants Spotify to remove ‘The Joe Rogan Experience’ from their platform. Previously Joe Rogan found himself in the COVID controversy where people accused him of spreading misinformation regarding the vaccine. Now Joe is in trouble as his old video compilation is back on the internet in which he can be seen saying the N-word repeatedly.
India Arie in her video was supporting the artist who wants to remove themself from the Spotify platform as they are protesting against Joe Rogan. A bunch of artists is demanding that Spotify should remove Joe Rogan from their platform for his controversial and racist comments.
After removing her music from @Spotify, @indiaarie has doubled down on her decision alongside clips of @joerogan using racist language: "They take this money from music streaming and pay this guy $100million and pay us .003% of a penny [per stream]? Just take me off!"
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— Omid Scobie (@scobie) February 3, 2022
“Spotify is built on the back of the music streaming,” Arie said. “So they take this money that’s built from streaming, and they pay this guy $100 million, but they pay us .003 percent of a penny? Just take me off. I don’t wanna generate money that pays for this. Just take me off. That’s where I’m at.”
“So we know how social media can be: Things can be doctored, people are taken out of context, it’s happened to me many times,” Arie said. “However, I wanna be clear in no uncertain terms where I stand on this is that he shouldn’t even be uttering the word. Don’t even say it under any context.”
CW: Multiple clips of Joe Rogan saying the N-word.
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After seeing that things are heating up regarding his video compilation, Joe Rogan has posted a video in which he elaborated on the entire incidents regarding the video and also gave out a public apology.
Joe Rogan said that the video “looks f*cking terrible” and also said that it’s “the most regretful and shameful thing that I’ve ever had to talk about publicly.” He clarified the context in which he said the N-word and accepted his mistake.
“I know that, to most people, there’s 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. I haven’t said it in years,” Rogan said. “But for a long time when I would bring that word up, like if it would come up in conversation, 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. Like that context was (in) part of the clip we were talking about was Redd Foxx, how Redd Foxx said that word on television in the 1970s and how times have changed so much since then; or about how Richard Pryor used it in the title of one of his albums; or how I was quoting a Lenny Bruce bit; or I was quoting a Paul Mooney bit; or I was talking about how Quentin Tarantino used it repeatedly in ‘Pulp Fiction’; or I was talking about how a Netflix executive ironically used it because he was trying to compare it to another offensive word, he said it out loud, and they fired him – not calling anybody a word, just saying the word out loud.”
“I was also talking about how there’s not another word like it in the entire English language because it’s a word where only one group of people is allowed to use it, and they can use it in so many different ways. If a white person says that word, it’s racist and toxic. But a Black person can use it, and it can be a punchline, it can be a term of endearment, it can be lyrics to a rap song, it can be a positive affirmation. It’s a very unusual word, but it’s not my word to use. I’m well aware of that now, but for years I used it in that manner. 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 f*cked up. And I clearly have f*cked up.”
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