Joe Rogan is not afraid to speak his mind and it made him a rich man while doing it. His standup comedy career found his way to UFC announcing and a Spotify podcast that racks in millions. He is also known for his controversial takes and that is the issue here.
Vice reports that Spotify CEO Daniel Ek has stated that several meetings have been conducted concerning Rogan. Some people want him taken off the air for the controversial things he has said on their platform.
“In the case of Joe Rogan, a total of 10 meetings have been held with various groups and individuals to hear their respective concern. And some of them want Rogan removed because of things he’s said in the past.”
Several within the organization have reached out to various outlets to air their grievances. Rogan has upset many groups with his hot takes, and that includes comments that some have deemed transphobic.
It was also reported that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were also very upset with Rogan after he said that 21-year-olds should not get the COVID-19 vaccine. His point was that 21-year-olds, who are healthy, are not likely to die from COVID-19. Rogan suggested that they will get a little sick and then be immune. A video of those statements subsequently went viral. Rogan then backpaddled on those remarks after getting some heat on him.
One Spotify employee also wrote to Business Insider to speak out against how he spreads transphobic rhetoric over the air.
“I’m personally bothered by his transphobic comments and am concerned with the way he might spread misinformation.”
Spotify declined any request for comment at this time. Joe Rogan is also still on the air without any issues there. We will continue monitoring this ongoing story here at Thirsty.
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