Joe Rogan apologized after footage emerged in which he repeatedly used the word n in his podcast show.
The 54-year-old comedian said he was not a racist and offered a “sincere and modest apology” for using the word, but stressed that the video was “out of context”.
Musicians inclusive Neil Young and Johnny Mitchell have downloaded their music from the streaming service because of their decision to continue hosting the show, which was reportedly bought for more than $ 100 million (£ 77 million) in 2020.
R&B and soul singer India Arie has also downloaded her music Spotifysaying he opposes Rogan’s “language around race.”
She shared on Instagram a compilation of Rogan’s videos, using n-words more than 20 times.
“I am not a racist
Rogan turned to the montage on his own Instagram account, saying: “I’m making this video to talk about the most pathetic and embarrassing thing I’ve ever had to talk about in public.
“There’s a video that came out, it’s a compilation of how I say the n-word. This is a video that was made from videos taken out of the context of me from 12 years of talking in my podcast, and it’s all mixed together and looks ****** awful, even to me.
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“Now I know that for most people there is no context in which a white person is ever allowed to say that word, nothing that is publicly in a podcast, and I agree with that.
“I haven’t said it in years, but for a long time, when I mentioned the word, it was as if it was going to appear in a conversation, instead of saying the ‘n-word,’ I was just going to say the word.
“I thought that while it’s in context, people will understand what I’m doing.”
Rogan added that he had used the word before when quoting people and said when discussing how it was an “unusual word” that “only one group of people can use, they can use in so many different ways.”
“I have never used it to be a racist because I am not a racist. But whenever you’re in a situation where you have to say I’m not a racist, you’re fucked and I’m fucking up. “
“Idiot thing to say”
Ari also shared a video of Rogan telling a story in which he seems to compare being around blacks to the movie “Planet of the Apes”.
Rogan turned to the video, saying he had deleted the podcast and admitted it was “an idiotic thing to say”, adding that he was “certainly not trying to be a racist”.
“I was telling a story in a podcast about how my friend Tommy and his girlfriend and I really got up and we’re in Philadelphia and we went to see Planet Of The Apes,” he said.
“We didn’t know where we were going, he just left us a taxi and they left us in this all-black neighborhood.
“And I was trying to make the story fun and I said, ‘We went out and we were in Africa, we were in Planet Of The Apes.’
“I didn’t know, nor would I ever say, that black people are monkeys, but it definitely sounded like hell.
“And right after that, I said, ‘This is a racist thing to say.’
“Planet Of The Apes was not even in Africa. I just said there are a lot of black people there.
“I can’t go back in time and change what I said, I wish I could, obviously that’s not possible, but I hope this can be an instructive moment for anyone who doesn’t realize how offensive it can be. be that word coming out of the mouth of a white man, in context or out of context.
“My sincere and modest apologies. I wish I could say something else.
Joe Rogan apologizes for using the n-word in historical podcast episodes, but claims the clips are out of context | Ents & Arts News
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