The crusade against the most popular podcaster in the world continues. Comedian Joe Rogan released a video early Saturday, apologizing for his use of the N-word in the past. This apology comes after the cancel culture mob created an out-of-context compilation of Rogan using the slur on his show.
Despite the compilation being out of context and maliciously edited, Spotify took down 113 episodes of The Joe Rogan Experience. According to Engadget, only 70 episodes were initially taken down on Friday, but this number has now grown.
"I'm making this video to talk about the most regretful and shameful thing that I've ever had to talk about publicly. There's a video that's out that's a compilation of me saying the N-word. It's a video that's made of clips taken out of context of me," Rogan told his fans in a Facebook/Instagram video over the weekend.
Rogan also explained the context of his use of the word, which is related to legendary black comedians using it in their albums.
"We were talking about Redd Foxx; how Redd Foxx said that word on television in the 1970s and how times have changed so much since then, or about how Richard Pryor used it as one of the titles of one of his albums. Or I was quoting a Lenny Bruce bit, or I was quoting Paul Mooney bit or I was talking about Quentin Tarantino using it repeatedly in Pulp Fiction," he said.
"But for years, I used it in that manner. 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 f*cked up. And I clearly have f*cked up," Rogan continued.
"And that's my intention, to express myself in this video to say there's nothing I can do to take that back. I wish I could. Obviously, that's not possible. I do hope that if anything, that this can be a teachable moment because I never thought it would ever be taken out of context and put in a video like that."
This news comes after weeks of relentless attacks on Rogan for hosting Dr. Robert Malone and questioning the current narrative on COVID-19.
Numerous artists, beginning with musician Neil Young and Canadian singer Joni Mitchell, have left Spotify in protest. More recently, the Obamas are considering whether they'll, too, be leaving the platform in protest of Rogan.
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