Joe Rogan and his podcast have been the center of controversy for quite some time now. However, the heat he used to receive seems to have calmed down now. Considering the backlash that unfolded last month and prior to that, he has made a bold statement.
On his podcast episode yesterday, Joe Rogan said he is still a “Regular Joe.” He was speaking with MMA fighter Josh Barnett at the time. The guest wondered, “Is everyone going to pour over every single thing I say?”
“They will,” Joe Rogan responded, “but it’s the same thing. It’s just a conversation.”
The two then talked about how The Joe Rogan Experience is “the biggest f***ing podcast in the world,” Barnett said that he told his wife he didn’t have to stress over his appearance on it because he knows Rogan is still just “my buddy.” Rogan agreed and said, “We’re the same.”
Later in the podcast, Rogan said that he’d leave the platform if it makes him change what he is to abide by politically correct standards. He expressed he wants to keep his podcast as it is without worrying about the standards. In short, he doesn’t want to be a sellout.
“If I become something different because it grew bigger, I will quit. If it gets to a point that I can’t do it anymore, where I have to do it in some sort of weird way where I walk on eggshells and mind my p’s and q’s, f*** that!”
Some time ago, we reported that Rogan was paid $200 million to host his podcast on Spotify. When Rogan found himself in hot water and the negative response he received from celebrities around the world. Spotify’s CEO, however, didn’t want to censor the podcaster as he believed it was not the answer.
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