Monday, February 07, 2022

Spotify Stands with Joe Rogan


Last week after a supercut video of Spotify podcaster Joe Rogan using the n-word on his show went viral singer / songwriter India Arie announced she did not want her music to support his platform and would be pulling her music from the streaming app [click here if you missed that]. 

Spotify is standing with Rogan...

Spotify CEO Daniel Ek apologized to staffers in a memo Sunday obtained by ABC News. Ek said Rogan chose to remove several episodes from Spotify, but made clear that: "I do not believe that silencing Joe is the answer."
"There are no words I can say to adequately convey how deeply sorry I am for the way The Joe Rogan Experience controversy continues to impact each of you," Ek wrote. "Not only are some of Joe Rogan's comments incredibly hurtful -- I want to make clear that they do not represent the values of this company. I know this situation leaves many of you feeling drained, frustrated and unheard."
Ek said Spotify has had conversations with Rogan and his team about his "history of using some racially insensitive language," and that Rogan made the choice to remove some past episodes from the streaming platform.
"While I strongly condemn what Joe has said and I agree with his decision to remove past episodes from our platform, I realize some will want more," Ek added. "And I want to make one point very clear -- I do not believe that silencing Joe is the answer. We should have clear lines around content and take action when they are crossed, but canceling voices is a slippery slope."

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Mo surprise here. Now if more music artist with a highly downloaded music career started jumping ship on a daily. Then you might see a different response.

The King Of The Real said...

Im loving this. Spotify losing they money makers (musicians) who aint getting paid to the racist nutjob they did pay OMFG

Anonymous said...

White supremacist will defend racist Uncle Fester AKA Joe with their last breath. One thing about them they will stay on code. Racist white folks will go down with their sinking ships.

Anonymous said...

White supremacist staying on code.

Anonymous said...

They would have canceled him quick like Nick & Whoopi, if he hurled slurs about or at any other group of people...and to see other black folks stand with him and the company's decision...

Anonymous said...

All those n-words compilations were taken out of context. He mostly talked about Richard Pryor's album.

They jews get a bunch of nobodies to work on blacks emotions. Yet Biden, called blacks cockroaches. n-words, said he didn't want his children around jungle bunnies, offered nothing but many blacks voted for Joe biden.

TRACI404 said...

DELETED THE SPOTIFY APP
and closed my acct.
not paying them to disrespect black people

Anonymous said...

Of course they gone stick beside him, who tf listens to Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, and India Arie music anyway.

India lent herself to some bs narrative she'll be walking back from any day now.

Anonymous said...

@3:57pm
You are relegated to commenting on a GOSSIP BLOG so, who the fuck is listening to your bitter racist ass.

Anonymous said...

I deleted spotify also. They will not be getting any more of my coins to give to this racist.

Susie said...

Don't have Spotify, won't ever get it now. Joe 'Regain' needs to have several seats talking about how he thought he was in Africa. Well dumbo, your ancestors used to live there til we kicked 'em out to the Caucasus!

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