“I know that to most people, there is no context where a white person is ever allowed to say that word, never mind publicly on a podcast, and I agree with that now,” Rogan says. “Instead of saying the N-word, I would just say the word. I thought as long as it was in context, people would understand what I was doing.”
Spotify still hasn’t confirmed Rogan’s racist remarks as the reason why it pulled dozens of his episodes. Srdtf News reached out to Spotify with a request for comment but didn’t immediately hear back.
Rogan says the clips were taken “out of context”
Rogan says the clips were taken “out of context,” and that he used the N-word when talking about comedians, such as Richard Pryor, Redd Foxx, and Lenny Bruce, who used the word in the past. He also apologizes for another clip in which he compares being in an area with a large population of Black people to the film Planet of the Apes, and says that “immediately afterward” he told the story he called it “a racist thing to say.” According to Rogan, he chose to delete that episode because it was “clunky.”
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!”