Spotify CEO Says He Finds Some of Joe Rogan’s Content to Be ‘Very Offensive’

The Joe Rogan controversy continues on despite the comedian and podcaster coming forward apologizing for platforming individuals who spread misinformation about the COVID-19 pandemic and vowing to incorporate a more balanced approach. Spotify was reportedly hemorrhaging on the stock market after several artists demanded their music be taken off the streaming platform as long as they carried Rogan’s podcast.

In response to the negative publicity swirling around the company, Spotify CEO Daniel Ek spoke about the situation on CNBC’s Market Alert.

“There are many things that Joe Rogan says that I strongly disagree with and find very offensive,” Ek said before explaining why the company won’t change it’s policies over “one creator.”

“If you want even a shot at achieving our bold ambitions, it will mean having content on Spotify that many of us may not be proud to be associated with,” Ek added. “Not anything goes, but there will be opinions, ideas, and beliefs that we disagree with strongly, and even makes us angry or sad.”


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