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If you’ve been on any website or social media account in the past few weeks, chances are that you’ve heard about the Joe Rogan-Spotify situation. A few weeks ago, controversy ensued once people realized Rogan’s podcast — which is one of the top-performing podcasts on the platform — was spreading misinformation about details on the COVID-19 virus. But Rogan is in even hotter water since it came out how many times he’s said derogatory words and racial slurs on his podcast — specifically, his liberal use of the n-word across many, many episodes of The Joe Rogan Experience.
On Jan 24, performers like Neil Young and Joni Mitchell decided to leave Spotify when they realized Spotify was okay with podcasts like Rogan’s spreading misinformation on COVID-19. But the story exploded even more once Grammy-winning singer India.Arie said that she was pulling her music from Spotify because Rogan constantly dropped the n-word on his podcast for over a decade, uploading a compilation of times Rogan said the word. You can see the clips HERE.
Since the compilation was uploaded, over 100 of Rogan’s episodes on Spotify have been pulled and he posted an apology, according to NY Post. Rogan responded by saying, “It’s a video that’s made of clips taken out of context of me of 12 years of conversations on my podcast, and it’s all smooshed together, and it looks fucking horrible, even to me.”
Many Rogan fans are going with that excuse — that these quotes were “out of context.” So, in the interest of addressing that argument, we’ve compiled a brief list of examples of Rogan saying the n-word, with all that very important context intact. Please, peruse the following in-context examples of Rogan dropping racial slurs — because from where we’re standing, the context doesn’t make any difference at all.