Everybody knows that Joe Rogan talks with no bars held during his podcast interviews on The Joe Rogan Experience.
Since Spotify became the exclusive home for his podcasts, his show has been met with much criticism for some of the topics that he discusses on his show. And not just by viewers, by Spotify staff.
As reported by Business Insider, Spotify employees have once again addressed their concerns with the show, specifically raising the issue that they believe Rogan’s show carries underlying anti-transgender ideology
One Spotify staffer said, “I’m personally bothered by his transphobic comments and am concerned with the way he might spread misinformation.”
According to The New York Post, there were enough disgruntled staff members in September last year to warrant a town hall meeting. As a result, the staffers demanded that The Joe Rogan Experience would be under editorial supervision.
That request was not only denied by the company, Rogan also reportedly tweeted a video making fun of the employees for being ‘oversensitive’.
Business Insider also reported that it’s allegedly “a loud minority of people who are outraged” at the podcast’s content.
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Rogan also came under fire recently for a particularly inflammatory comment he made regarding “straight white men”, where he said, “You can never be woke enough that’s the problem, it keeps going.”
He continued, ”It keeps going further and further down the line and if you get to the point where you capitulate and you agree to all these demands it’ll eventually get to where straight white men are not allowed to talk because it’s your privilege to express yourself when other people of colour have been silenced throughout history.”
Despite it all, the exclusive Spotify deal has been a particularly lucrative one for many involved, especially Rogan. It has reportedly earned the comedian and host a cool $100 million.
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