There have been controversy regarding Joe Rogan’s comments about the vaccinations recently. It was 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 Rogan to use its service to spread misinformation about the vaccine on his popular podcast, “The Joe Rogan Experience.”
Billy Cosby and R. Kelly are still on Spotify
What comes upon as a surprise is the fact that Billy Cosby and R. Kelly, who have been accused of sexual assault and rape (Cosby had a conviction in the past) are still on Spotify, but people are more concerned about Rogan.
Billy Cosby and R. Kelly are still on spotify, but tell me more about how Joe Rogan is the problem pic.twitter.com/M7rGjZjMNO
— Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) February 7, 2022
The former President Donald Trump said Joe Rogan should “stop apologizing” to leftist “lunatics” amid his ongoing Spotify podcast controversy.
“Joe Rogan is an interesting and popular guy, but he’s got to stop apologizing to the Fake News and Radical Left maniacs and lunatics,” Trump said in a statement Monday night. “How many ways can you say you’re sorry? Joe, just go about what you do so well and don’t let them make you look weak and frightened,” he added.
In a memo to Spotify staff, CEO Daniel Ek stated: “We should have clear lines around content and take action when they are crossed, but canceling voices is a slippery slope. Looking at the issue more broadly, it’s critical thinking and open debate that powers real and necessary progress.”
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 has backtracked since then, deleting his letter, but also pulling his music from Spotify. He was trolled for that move. Previously, Trevor Noah also reflected on the incident. Rogan has also been under fire for a video surfacing of him using the n-word, with The Rock withdrawing his support for Rogan.