Joe Rogan has been shrouded in controversy since awhile. The comedian and podcast host ended up getting subjected to harsh criticism after a video of him saying the N-word multiple times during his interviews ended up going viral on social media.

Rogan has expressed his sincerest apologies while providing a rationale for his actions. However, it seems the heat from social media is not about to go down anytime soon.

Artist Joe Budden is among those who are grossly against the comedian, and said that he’s been skeptical of Joe Rogan and has been warning people about him As far back as five years ago.

5 years ago I came in here and said– as just somebody observing the podcast scene and he’s obviously the biggest broadcaster in the world. ‘Hey, does anybody know that he said such and such and such and such?’ My fan base said, ‘Shut the f**k up,” at the time. Other people said, ‘Shut the f**k up.’ Black people.

Budden started critiquing Joe Rogan on his podcast The Joe Budden podcast, when they started discussing the term “Jock shock” and whether it is offensive or not. The artist later says that white people have the freedom to say things that others don’t.

White people are allowed to say things that other people are not allowed to say. I am not calling anybody a racist. You can say something and not hate somebody. I can say something here and totally not hate a group that I’m offending, but that part don’t matter.

The UFC commentator was also accused of spreading misinformation on his podcast. However, he initially received support from the likes of Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and many others. After the video of him resurfaced, many celebrities withdrew their support.

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Nitish Vashishtha

Nitish Vashishtha is a freelance writer/news correspondent from India. He’s written content for companies like ScoopWhoop and Sportskeeda. He’s been writing about pop-culture, current affairs and pro-wrestling since 2017. While pursuing Master's in Mass Communication with a special interest in Advertising, his key areas of creativity lie in designing, content creation and creative storytelling as well as fictional writing. In his free time, he likes to create new riffs on his guitar, learning about whatever piques his interest, reading books ranging from philosophy to speculative sci-fi and enjoys watching anything HBO (Succession FTW).

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