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Joe Rogan apologizes for racial slur use; Spotify pulls episodes

Joe Rogan apologizes for racial slur use; Spotify pulls episodes

Singer-songwriter India Arie requested Spotify this week to have her work eliminated due to Joe Rogan’s “language round race.”

WASHINGTON — Joe Rogan issued an apology Saturday morning after a compilation video was posted on-line displaying the podcast host utilizing racial slurs on a number of events throughout episodes of his present. 

Earlier within the week, singer-songwriter India Arie requested to have her work faraway from Spotify due to Rogan’s “language round race.” 

On Friday, Arie additional defined her resolution and posted a clip on her Instagram Story which included Rogan saying the N-word round two dozen occasions on his podcast, in accordance with Leisure Weekly.

“He should not even be uttering the phrase. Do not even say it, below any context. Do not say it. That is the place I stand. I’ve all the time stood there,” Arie mentioned in her video.

Rogan posted a response Saturday morning on Instagram, saying it was “probably the most regretful and shameful factor I’ve ever needed to discuss publicly.” He claimed that he hadn’t used the racial slur in years.  

With rising criticism round Rogan, Spotify has additionally pulled 70 extra episodes of the favored podcaster’s present from the platform. 

The just lately eliminated episodes had been recorded earlier than the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, in accordance with Selection. The controversy over COVID misinformation on Rogan’s present ramped up final month when musician Neil Younger known as out the streaming service’s high podcaster for amplifying vaccine skepticism. Younger requested to have his music faraway from Spotify after the corporate declined to eliminate episodes of “The Joe Rogan Expertise.”

Joni Mitchell and Bruce Springsteen guitarist Nils Lofgren additionally joined Younger’s protest in opposition to Spotify for the COVID-19 misinformation.

It is unclear whether or not the episodes Spotify eliminated Friday included Rogan saying the racial slur or in the event that they had been pulled for a distinct purpose. In response to Selection, when Spotify added Rogan’s present in Sept. 2020 as a part of a $100 million deal, it didn’t carry over 43 of his previous episodes.

The Related Press contributed to this report. 

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