Joe Rogan proven help from Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson on video addressing Spotify controversy


Dwayne Johnson confirmed his help for Joe Rogan after the podcast host responded to the handful of artists protesting his presence on the Spotify platform. 

On Monday, Rogan released a nearly ten-minute video response to critics calling for the platform to take away “The Joe Rogan Experience” podcast, arguing that he usually spreads misinformation concerning the coronavirus pandemic on the present. 

Final week, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell and guitarist Nils Lofgren introduced that they have been pulling their music off the platform till it addresses the difficulty of misinformation on Rogan’s present. In the meantime, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry additionally issued an announcement noting they’d some issues about misinformation on the platform, the place they’ve an unique deal, with out mentioning Rogan immediately. 

Within the feedback of Rogan’s lengthy video, through which he defended the content material of his present in addition to the {qualifications} of the friends he had on, Johnson complimented the UFC commentator and stated that he hopes to return on “The Joe Rogan Experience” quickly. 



Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson complimented Joe Rogan on his response to backlash to his presence on Spotify.
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“Great stuff here brother,” Johnson wrote. “Perfectly articulated. Look forward to coming on one day and breaking out the tequila with you.”

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Representatives for Johnson didn’t instantly reply to Day by day Put up’ request for remark.

Though Johnson has by no means been on Rogan’s in style podcast, the duo has had a number of pleasant exchanges on social media and the previous “Fear Factor” host beforehand backed Johnson in 2020 amid hypothesis that the previous WWE star was planning to run for political workplace, in response to Newsweek

Rogan’s video submit lasted about 10 minutes. He spoke concerning the challenges of getting ready for his exhibits which are unscripted and free-flowing. He defended his interviews with Dr. Peter McCullough, a heart specialist, and Dr. Robert Malone, an infectious illness specialist, that resulted in some criticism and apparently led to Younger’s determination to name on his songs being faraway from the platform.

Democratic have called for Joe Rogan to be silenced by Spotify.

Democratic have referred to as for Joe Rogan to be silenced by Spotify.
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He challenged the phrase “misinformation” on condition that a lot remains to be being discovered about COVID-19. He stated Spotify will start to place a disclaimer in the beginning of those types of interviews, and he may also think about following them up with an knowledgeable with a special opinion. 

“I’m going to do my best, in the future, to balance things out…I’m going to do my best,” he stated. “But my point of doing this, always, is just to create interesting conversations and ones that I hope people enjoy.”

Spotify CEO Daniel Ek launched an announcement over the weekend through which he made the corporate’s policies on misinformation, particularly in terms of COVID-19, public in an effort to be clear concerning the scenario going ahead. 

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“You’ve had a lot of questions over the last few days about our platform policies and the lines we have drawn between what is acceptable and what is not,” he wrote. “We have had rules in place for many years but admittedly, we haven’t been transparent around the policies that guide our content more broadly. This, in turn, led to questions around their application to serious issues including COVID-19.

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“Based mostly on the suggestions during the last a number of weeks, it’s turn out to be clear to me that we now have an obligation to do extra to supply steadiness and entry to widely-accepted data from the medical and scientific communities guiding us by way of this unprecedented time.

Day by day Put up’ Edmund DeMarche contributed to this report.


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