Joe Rogan continues to find himself in hot water after another viral video made its rounds on the internet that painted him in a very unflattering light. The world’s most popular podcaster was shown in the clip using the “n-word” several times. Today, Joe confronted the latest controversy surrounding his career.
Rogan said that he thought it was OK to use the n-word in context for many years. Joe noted that for years he used it in what he thought was a proper manner. The UFC commentator now acknowledges that he was wrong all along.
Joe Rogan knows he can’t take back years’ worth of recordings of him saying the n-word. Rogan just hopes that the entire situation can be a teachable moment. It’s something from his past that he greatly regrets.
“Instead of saying ‘the N-word,’ I would just say the word. I thought as long as it was in context, people would understand what I was doing…
It’s a very unusual word, but it’s not my word to use. 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’ve f*ked up, and I clearly have f*cked up.”
Rogan has been under fire recently for using his podcast to spread anti-vaccination viewpoints and misinformation about the COVID-19 pandemic. Joe Rogan has apologized and promised to start presenting a more balanced viewpoint. That, much like this apology, will have to be proven over time.
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