Former President Trump gave some tough advice to Joe Rogan this week during the campaign to cancel him. He said Joe should stop apologizing.
“Joe Rogan is a popular guy, but he must stop apologizing to the Radical Left lunatics,” the former president said in a comment. “How many ways can you say you are sorry? Joe, just go about what you do so well and don’t allow them to make you look frightened.”
“That is not you and it never will be!” he said.
Over the weekend, Rogan was put into a bad spot after a video compilation was promoted of him using the N-word on his podcast. At one time, Rogan said a black neighborhood was “Planet of the Apes.” Rogan immediately went to social media and apologized for using that language.
“It is not my word. I am aware of this now, but for many years I used it in that way,” Rogan said. “I never used it in a racist way, because I am not racist.”
But whenever you say, ‘I’m not racist,’ you just messed up. And that’s exactly what Joe Rogan did.
Prior to this, when Spotify said it would be including a “content advisory” warning to all episodes that talk about topics such as the coronavirus after many creators pulled their work from the music and podcasting platform of Joe Rogan, the podcaster said that he supported the choice and even promised to moderate himself.
Rogan also stated he would include other more approved voices in comparison to controversial guests such as Alex Berenson and Dr. Robert Malone.
Despite the calls to cancel Joe Rogan, Spotify CEO Daniel Ek said he would not be removing the popular podcaster from the platform in fear of a “slippery slope” of cancel culture.
“I need to make one point — I don’t believe silencing Joe is the right answer,” Ek wrote to his workers in an open letter.
“We should have clear lines around the content and take actions when they are crossed, but canceling people is a slippery slope.”