Freedom of speech is a fundamental right in several countries all over the world. However, that has been proven wrong in various instances as social media has shown that it dictates what can be said and what cannot. Joe Rogan has been controversial for a long time, but it seems he continues to draw the ire of fans yet again.
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. Joe Rogan took a week-long absence from his podcast at Spotify as he was blasted for accusations that he openly welcomed false public health information on his show.
Joe Rogan recently claimed that he never used the n-word to be racist after getting blasted by numerous fans and celebrities alike. Even the CEO of Spotify condemned him for his racist comments.
Despite this, he also has his fair share of defenders, including the likes of Donald Trump. While speaking with MMA journalist James Lynch, Kevin Lee blasted cancel culture amidst Joe Rogan’s n-word controversy
“A lot of these politics that get played, it’s a real shame you know. When you don’t take someone for their face value, you don’t take [them] for their word, it’s real easy for the average person to cling on to these quick snappy headlines and stuff like that and it’s a shame that our world has been like this.
And especially when you take someone who’s only ever done good, you know. Even after that racism thing [that] came up, him saying the ‘N-word’ a bunch of times, and honestly him opening up and apologizing about which I gave him a lot of respect for… I heard a show where he had a lawyer who got out six different black men who were locked up. To me, actions speak louder than words. But the average person doesn’t necessarily see that. They didn’t watch the whole show. They didn’t know that he did this activism for the [Black] community.”
Joe Rogan even recently hired armed bodyguards amidst the racist controversy. Spotify also removed over 70 episodes of Joe Rogan’s podcast so far. It remains to be seen whether Joe Rogan will continue to get cancelled or not.
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