UFC commentator Joe Rogan has faced a lot of trials and tribulations throughout his career. He also has one of the most popular podcasts on Spotify. Rogan recently blasted those who believed Conor McGregor’s career in UFC was finished. His controversial take on the pandemic is also newsworthy at times.
Joe Rogan revealed that he tested positive for COVID-19 and used a controversial farm animal drug to treat it. Ivermectin is a livestock dewormer drug that the CDC and the FDA have specifically warned against as a remedy to battle COVID-19.
Joe Rogan even had a bizarre heated discussion regarding COVID-19 vaccines with CNN’s Sanjay Gupta last year. Recently, Joe Rogan was also called out by doctors for spreading misinformation as many wanted him to be censored for good.
Brendan Schaub previously defended Joe Rogan after many people want to cancel him. India Arie recently pulled her music and podcast from Spotify over the Joe Rogan controversy.
India Arie took to socail media once again, as she doubled down on her stance. In addition to that, she shared several clips of Rogan on his podcast referring to Black neighborhoods as “Planet of the Apes” and carelessly saying “n*gger” on-air in several episodes.
“He shouldn’t even be uttering the word. Don’t even say it, under any context. Don’t say it. That’s where I stand. I have always stood there,” said the singer, before she explained that Spotify reached out to her to ask what she wanted. Arie claimed that the platform admitted that most of its streams are from Black artists, so she questioned why they would pay a fraction of a cent to artists while giving Rogan a $100 million deal.”
Spotify also recently announced that they will not change their policies after the Joe Rogan contorversy. For his part, Joe Rogan also apologized for spreading misinformation and promised to do better as well.