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70 episodes. SEVENTY. EPISODES.— Sleeping Giants (@slpng_giants) February 5, 2022
Rogan is apologizing now (when caught), but where is the apology from @Spotify for paying this person $100 Million to amplify and profit from him?
How many apologies would any of their employees get for saying the n-word on video even once? https://t.co/eyzQyDR9KN
"Spotify acts as Rogan’s publisher, saying that Spotify is rather a ‘platform' that lacks any advance editorial control over Rogan’s show.” The key word here is “advance”. But when you pay Rogan to be on your platform, you are in essence publishing him. 1/2 https://t.co/TYOBO1vhX7— Adam L. Penenberg (@Penenberg) February 5, 2022
Like, we can all make this *assumption*. But if you really want to run around saying you’re a platform, you have to do the hard part of moderation and be transparent about enforcement. Otherwise you’re just trying to protect your huge talent investment. Like… a media company.— nilay patel (@reckless) February 5, 2022
Just the idea that you can remove episodes of a podcast that have "offensive language" and he can apologize for "using the language" but not like, acknowledge the underlying racist ideology that led him to think it was okay to use in the first place, like.— Brandon (@blgtylr) February 5, 2022
Seventy. Damn. Episodes. of him saying nigger with the hard er.— Grittney Spears (@brownandbella) February 5, 2022
But remember the white left kept telling us that actually it was great that Bernie Sanders was courting this guy??? At some point, we gon talk more about this but I’m a lil busy today. https://t.co/V5eVPwuuHu
Dear @donwinslow— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) February 5, 2022
Thank you so much for this
I hear you as well as everyone here 100%
I was not aware of his N word use prior to my comments, but now I've become educated to his complete narrative.
Learning moment for me.
Mahalo, brother and have a great & productive weekend.
wtf?— Chris Vickery (@VickerySec) February 5, 2022
Holy hell, no no no. Joe Rogan is canceled. Immediately. Nobody that looks like Joe, or myself for that matter, gets to use *that* word 70 times(!), in this day and age, in their place of work (e.g. his podcast) and keep the job.
Absolutely unacceptable. https://t.co/7NNRdqEsF5
I think it’s more racist that an entire political party is upset about the idea of a Black woman as Supreme Court than that Joe Rogan used the N word on his podcast.— Dare Obasanjo (@Carnage4Life) February 5, 2022
I’m not saying the latter is good but instead that the former has way more negative impact and way less outrage.
those rogan clips resurfaced in january 2020 when he endorsed bernie. spotify did the deal anyhow. now they gonna pretend to care about him getting loose w slurs lol— Craig Bro Dude (@CraigSJ) February 5, 2022
If Spotify drops Rogan he will start his own subscription service and easily make 10x what he was in the original contract— Truckistan Amb. Poso ? (@JackPosobiec) February 5, 2022
All of these episodes were created before Rogan became a Spotify exclusive and had previously been available on Apple / Google and elsewhere.— Casey Newton (@CaseyNewton) February 5, 2022
Dear @Spotify ,— Don Winslow (@donwinslow) February 5, 2022
You have openly supported this racism for years.
Now you're going around deleting old episodes trying to hide your support.
Watch him smile as he says the N word over and over and over again.
You can't delete this.
Spotify is bathed in this racism. pic.twitter.com/pgC3U1oI6R
That Spotify N word analyst is literally working through the entire Saturday, removing episodes without exerting editorial control. Hope he’s not in Swedish time zone… though the weekend overtime bennies are spectacular over there. https://t.co/GDdAwV3WHr— Tero Kuittinen (@teroterotero) February 5, 2022
The censorship debate isn’t really about censorship. The same people who say Rogan is being censored want to ban CRT in schools. So its really about protecting white voices from criticism and minimizing Black/Brown voices. Its really about who should have power and who shouldn’t.— Marcus H. Johnson (@marcushjohnson) February 5, 2022
How did Spotify find 70 n word episodes out of damn near 2,000 episodes? Did they already have them marked for n word use? Just in case someone notices?— David Dennis Jr. (@DavidDTSS) February 5, 2022
After removing her music from @Spotify, @indiaarie has doubled down on her decision alongside clips of @joerogan using racist language: "They take this money from music streaming and pay this guy $100million and pay us .003% of a penny [per stream]? Just take me off!"— Omid Scobie (@scobie) February 3, 2022
TW: n-word pic.twitter.com/wvzqh4OnB0
Joe Rogan and Spotify havent explained why about 70 episodes of his podcast were deleted this week, but Rogan mentioned he deleted one episode where he talks about walking in a Black neighborhood and said it was like being in “Planet of the Apes” https://t.co/oiTDZcEAyd— Salvador Hernandez (@SalHernandez) February 5, 2022
Watched India Arie’s story about why she’s pulling her music from Spotify and she illuminated a certain injustice.— Dare Obasanjo (@Carnage4Life) February 5, 2022
1. Spotify makes money on music streaming.
2. It pays artists a pittance.
3. Most streams are from Black artists.
4. It spends the money on anti-Black podcasters. pic.twitter.com/CZc9lXAWNJ
Do not let anyone lie to you that Spotify must choose between censorship and Joe Rogan. The publisher choose to offer a $100 million contract to a man who loves saying the n word with a hard r, and pushes pandemic disinformation. This isn’t complicated. Spotify sucks. Rogan sucks— Xeni (@xeni) February 4, 2022
Spotify has become a throwback to the post 2010-2016 era when “platishers” were the rage. But platforms and publishers have different responsibilities when it comes to disseminating news.— Adam L. Penenberg (@Penenberg) February 5, 2022
lmao Joe Rogan apologized for using the n word on instagram and most of the comments are white guys saying “we support you brother, much love”— Vinny Thomas (@vinn_ayy) February 5, 2022
People in Rogan's orbit think about racial slurs like they think about taking off their shoes in the house. "Oh, I guess that's what we do now. We don't say that word (in public)."— David Ruddock (@RDRv3) February 5, 2022
So, they just see themselves here. Again. "Victims" of a woke culture and "PC" language.
genuinely interesting question! i'd also add that when a back catalogue is like legitimately THOUSANDS of hours of rambling conversation it is both hard to search to find bad shit but also...probably filled with regrettable shit that's hard to find! https://t.co/q1UDjCaG1Z— Charlie Warzel (@cwarzel) February 5, 2022
Update on this: person familiar with the matter tells me the decision to remove these episodes was Rogan’s. It followed conversations between Spotify and Rogan’s team.— Casey Newton (@CaseyNewton) February 5, 2022
the weird thing about Rogan is that when it began it was specifically about *guests* of his spreading covid19 disinfo. then it became about covid19 disinfo and racism (per e.g. roxane gay: https://t.co/4HimlZKJh7) now it's like mainly about racism (i.e., https://t.co/RbpxBWU8Dl.)— Elizabeth Bruenig (@ebruenig) February 5, 2022
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