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Spotify sure picked a time to have a staff meeting where they told employees they must be able to support content they find uncomfortable. I don’t think Danny understands what he has shackled himself to. https://t.co/TaNADeHvwa— Tero Kuittinen (@teroterotero) February 5, 2022
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
I'm going to be sustained by the energy of men losing their minds over this for months https://t.co/B5eo3SAhzb— David Ruddock (@RDRv3) February 5, 2022
"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
Hard right is going absolutely ballistic over Rogan’s apology. Spotify may now face a second boycott wave from the extremists. When you sup with the devil, best use a long spoon, as the old Swedish folk saying goes. https://t.co/OZ2K1F0Xnn— Tero Kuittinen (@teroterotero) February 5, 2022
Ignoring his comparing Black people to apes and saying Black ppls brains are “different” than white ppls, Joe Rogan addresses his repeated use of the N-word in viral clip https://t.co/h9mmGZOM02 via @pagesix— Cheri Jacobus (@CheriJacobus) 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.
Joe Rogan x Nigger.— Scottie. (@ScottieBeam) February 4, 2022
A compilation. pic.twitter.com/dMgtdzz4rk
Now things get interesting. So the defense was @Spotify was not a publisher but now (again) it's acted as one and without explaining two key questions: why and why now https://t.co/h26uoxyTmH— Eduardo Suárez ???? (@eduardosuarez) February 5, 2022
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 would love to know: who did the work of identifying these 70 episodes for expurgation—Spotify’s staff, Rogan’s operation, or a third party? https://t.co/YXI7KmrymC— southpaw (@nycsouthpaw) February 5, 2022
This dick is a racist, your honor.— Scottie. (@ScottieBeam) February 5, 2022
There is your context: https://t.co/zqWBfqbHEO
I am calling for a nationwide boycott of @Spotify and also for all Twitter influencers to pull their podcasts from the service.— Richard Signorelli (@richsignorelli) February 5, 2022
Joe Rogan Apologizes for ‘Shameful’ Past Use of Racial Slur https://t.co/KG8rr2wqVM
Yep deleting my @spotify account. Fuck this. https://t.co/HLnF7AG6lM— Matthew A. Cherry (@MatthewACherry) February 5, 2022
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
SEVENTY. EPISODES. OF. RACIAL. SLURS. SEVEN ZERO. https://t.co/MKnhUKAZX9— David Dennis Jr. (@DavidDTSS) February 5, 2022
100 million huh @Spotify https://t.co/A2F8N9f6Gl— Scottie. (@ScottieBeam) February 4, 2022
His transphobic content is still up. If this is the game Spotify is playing, I think it's clear where they stand. They're okay with being a platform for hate speech and COVID misinformation. https://t.co/Vxo2SozaSI— Doctor Dan (@bravetinsoldier) February 5, 2022
Spotify CEO @eldsjal on addressing the company’s crisis: “We were too slow to respond.” https://t.co/8QaReJaPZW— Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) February 4, 2022
But I thought they weren’t in the business of censorship. https://t.co/ALJ616ryBI pic.twitter.com/CzJ3z0gxPq— Keith Edwards (@keithedwards) 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
CEO specifically stated he does not have creative control just before exercising creative control over 70 episodes. Hard to see how it would be possible to mishandle a crisis worse than this. https://t.co/QHCeI13Tps— Tero Kuittinen (@teroterotero) February 5, 2022
It's always about being "taken out of context" with these guys pic.twitter.com/Rv8NVvZd8W— ℮oin Higgins (@EoinHiggins_) February 5, 2022
Rogan explaining how he didn’t mean anything racist by saying a Black neighborhood in Philly was like “Planet of the Apes,” but just meant that it was like Africa, is really something. https://t.co/QrzrUxUoP0— Tim Marchman (@timmarchman) 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
I was trying to hear him out but it just kept getting worse lmao https://t.co/GbO3P0pQ3w— SilkDawnic (@YourMusicWhore) 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
—@joerogan apologizes for having used the n-word in the past: “Whenever you’re in a situation where you have to say ‘I’m not racist,’ you’ve f–ked up, and I clearly have f–cked up.”— Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) February 5, 2022
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 apparently now removed about 6 percent of all Joe Rogan episodes without any comment on the matter https://t.co/VLCKC8qKxP— Casey Newton (@CaseyNewton) February 5, 2022
Bye bye Leftover hippies from the 60’s boycotting @joerogan on Spotify. Nobody will miss you. Thank you @Spotify for standing up for Rogan!— Caitlyn Jenner (@Caitlyn_Jenner) February 4, 2022
both of the episodes are pre-covid pic.twitter.com/h1WQ178kQh— Michael Malice (@michaelmalice) February 4, 2022
I repeat, @spotify got exactly what it wanted in Rogan. Every platform is chomping at the bit for a Rogan. They love the racism, the sexism, the vitriol, the stupidity. It’s literally their happy pants pill. https://t.co/u8WCUrxaPK— Tressie McMillan Cottom (@tressiemcphd) February 5, 2022
Oh, this takes this Joe Rogan kerfuffle to a whole new level... #spotifyexodus https://t.co/0SL1VdNcOA— Neville Hobson (@jangles) February 5, 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
Joe Rogan apologizes for resurfaced podcast clips of him using the N-word.— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) February 5, 2022
Spotify has reportedly removed 70 episodes of The Joe Rogan Experience that see the comedian using racist slurs. pic.twitter.com/2DqmH7ISmJ
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
No word on which specific episodes were removed or what they contained. Hit me up if you know more — will have more Monday in @platformer.— Casey Newton (@CaseyNewton) February 5, 2022
All that talk about transparency and being a platform with rules and neither Spotify nor Rogan will comment on whether 70 clips of the show were deleted because of the n-word or not https://t.co/k2yt0zQ4pQ— nilay patel (@reckless) February 5, 2022
If Joe Rogan can't use racist slurs, he'll lose his appeal for a sizable chunk of his audiencehttps://t.co/2Uyo1QmpYm— ℮oin Higgins (@EoinHiggins_) 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
"literally"? Not "actually"?— The Cosmic Surfer- Antifa Left Coast Command (@Cosmic_Surfer) February 5, 2022
Next up..."some of his best friends...."?
A bit suspect that he waits until his ass is on fire to apologize for years of bullshithttps://t.co/HHVoyy8bGo
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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“Oh d*mn! They found that footage??”— ? VOTE - While You Still Can ? (@SingleMaltz) February 6, 2022
“I am so-so sorry”
Joe Rogan: Podcast star apologises over past use of racist language - BBC News https://t.co/FmsZhvexRG
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