The Neil Young-Spotify controversy has recently grabbed the spotlight. It was also recently noted how Spotify lost a whopping amount of $4 billion in market value this week after rock icon Neil Young called out the company for allowing Joe Rogan to use its service to spread misinformation about the vaccine on his popular podcast, “The Joe Rogan Experience.”
Neil Young had urged Spotify to delete his music from the streaming service due to their association with the long-tenured UFC commentator Joe Rogan. Young was praised and criticized for that move. Previously, Trevor Noah also made a money joke about the incident.
The controversy sparked in the first place when Rogan had discouraged young people from getting vaccinated. Rogan was also previously involved in a controversy as he had promoted the concept of taking a deworming medication to treat the virus, without providing any medical evidence supporting it.
Neil Young receives accusations of getting stoned
Recently in a new interview with Kristi Leigh, a former reporter for the Sinclair Broadcast Group-owned KMPH-TV, Ted Nugent was asked to weigh in on Young’s position. He said: “Number one, he’s a Canadian so he started at the back of the sh*tkicker line. And I love my Canadian friends. Look what they’re doing right now, the truckers in Canada,” he added, referencing what started as a truckers’ protest against virus mandates but has since snowballed into a blockade in the Canadian capital and gridlock at a U.S.-Canada border crossing.”
He also stated that Canadians are ‘great people’ and drew similarity with the Americans in terms of getting stoned. He claims Neil Young got stoned with Black Sabbath icon Ozzy Osbourne as he said:
“That’s the human instinct. That’s the defiant middle-finger celebration of autonomy and good over evil. So Canadians are great people. But some of them, like Americans and everybody else in the world got so stoned that their brains got burnt. Have Ozzy [Osbourne] form a sentence for ya. And I love the man. But comfortably numb is uncomfortably dumb. And Neil Young is the poster child for that. I mean, [he sings] ‘Rockin’ In The Free World’ but he wants to censor people? Hey, Neil, choose one. You can’t do both, you dirtbag. He’s just a sad… And I hope he’s healthy and happy, but I think his brain is so burnt, he doesn’t know what happy is anymore. If he is ‘rockin’ in the free world,’ then he wants to censor somebody who’s bringing information from world-renowned virologists and epidemiologists and calling that misinformation, but he’s gonna quote Joe Biden as the decree of… Are you kidding me?”