Popular podcast host Joe Rogan has seen himself at the center of controversy many times throughout his career but he won’t back down to critics and he explained why in his most recent podcast.
Since joining Spotify, Rogan has faced intense backlash, so much so that Spotify employees threatened to quit if they didn’t have editorial insight on his show because they felt some of his content was too controversial.
Spotify employees were demanding direct editorial oversight over the recently-acquired Joe Rogan Experience podcast,” Digital Music News reported. “That would include the ability to directly edit or remove sections of upcoming interviews, or block the uploading of episodes deemed problematic. The employees also demanded the ability to add trigger warnings, corrections, and references to fact-checked articles on topics discussed by Rogan in the course of his multi-hour discussions.”
While speaking with the comedian Joe List on if you could make edgy comedy today, Rogan noted that “you can never be woke’ enough” and if you give into woke people’s demands it’ll eventually get to the point where “straight white men” won’t be allowed to talk.
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You can never be ‘woke’ enough, that’s the problem,”. “It keeps going. It keeps going further and further and further down the line, and if you get to the point where you capitulate, where you agree to all these demands, it’ll eventually get to straight white men are not allowed to talk. Because it’s your privilege to express yourself when other people of color have been silenced throughout history.”
It will be, you’re not allowed to go outside. Because so many people were imprisoned for so many – I’m not joking, it really will get there. It’s that crazy.”
“We just gotta be nice to each other, man. And there’s a lot of people that are taking advantage of this weirdness in our culture, and then that becomes their thing. Their thing is calling people out for their privilege, calling people out for their position. You know, so, it’s f**king crazy times.”
It sure does sound like you’ll never hear Joe Rogan apologize or back down from his opinions.