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Singer India Arie recently took to social media to speak on Joe Rogan and why she chose to ask for her music to be removed from Spotify. Arie shared a video that has now gone viral, showing all the times Rogan decided to use the N-word on his podcast. Along with that, the video showed times Rogan referred to Black people as apes. Now, Rogan has taken to social media to apologize for frequenting using the n-word throughout his career.
Rogan has been facing backlash after artists called out Spotify for saying Rogan was allegedly sharing misinformation about COVID-19 on ‘The Joe Rogan Experience.’ The podcaster went on to say, “It looks f**king horrible, even to me. I know that to most people, there is no context where a white person is ever allowed to say that word, never mind publicly on a podcast, and I agree with that now.”
“Now, I haven’t said it in years, but for a long time, when I would bring that word up, like, if it would come up in conversation and instead of saying the n-word, I would just say the word – I thought as long as it was in context, people would understand what I was doing,” Rogan continued. The former ‘Fear Factor’ host went on to say, “I never used it to be racist, because I’m not racist, but whenever you’re in a situation where you have to say ‘I’m not racist,’ you’ve f*cked up, and I clearly have f**ked up.” Since the backlash, Spotify has reportedly removed 70 episodes of Joe Rogan’s podcast.