‘Woke mob’ targets Joe Rogan as he apologizes for past use of ‘N-word,’ adding missing context

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Popular podcaster Joe Rogan has voluntarily removed 113 episodes of his podcast from Spotify and issued a lengthy apology for his transgressions against the “woke.” These transgressions include having over the years used the n-word dozens of times.

In a video published to his Instagram on Saturday, Rogan described his use of the n-word as the “most regretful and shameful thing” he’s ever “had to talk about publicly,” though he did at least try to offer some missing context.

“I know that to most people, there’s 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,” he said.

“But for a long time when I would bring that word up, like if it would come up in conversation, 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.”

It appears he was wrong.

Listen to his apology below:


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“It’s a very unusual word, but it’s not my word to use. I never used it to be racist, because I’m not racist, but 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,” Rogan added.

He also addressed a clip of him describing a predominantly black neighorhood in Philadelphia as the “Planet  of the Apes.”

“I was trying to make the story entertaining. I did not, nor did I ever say that black people are apes, but it sure f–king sounded like that. It wasn’t a racist story, but it sounded terrible,” he said.

The n-word controversy erupted after r&b singer India Arie, a woman who some say bears an uncanny resemblance to left-wing hatemonger Joy Reid, published an Instagram Story on Friday featuring a mashup video of Rogan saying the n-word.

“It’s a video that’s made of clips taken out of context of me of 12 years of conversations on my podcast. It’s all smushed together and it looks f–king horrible, even to me,” Rogan said of the mash-up in his apology Saturday.

Below is the compilation (*Language warning):

Rogan’s apology came hours after episodes of his podcast began mysteriously disappearing from Spotify, leading some to claim the platform was censoring him.

(As of Sunday morning, 113 episodes were missing, according to the tracking website JREMissing.com.)

But word from Bloomberg emerged soon after that Rogan had personally authorized the removal of the episodes.

“Spotify Technology SA took down dozens of episodes of the Joe Rogan Experience, according to a person familiar with the matter, and it was Rogan’s choice to pull them after conversations with the company. All of the episodes were recorded before Rogan signed his deal with Spotify,” the outlet reported Saturday afternoon.

Not surprisingly, Rogan’s apology has done nothing to stop the tide of left-wing hate being directed his way. If anything, it appears his apology has only made his “woke” detractors that much hungrier for blood.

Case in point:

Conservative commentator Ben Shapiro for his part believes that the “woke” don’t even care about Rogan’s use of the n-word — that their attacks on him are and have always been strictly politically motivated.

The evidence suggests he may be right. This evidence consists of an endless series of videos showing popular left-wing figures, including the current president of the United States, also using the n-word.


“He doesn’t suck ni–er c–k,” virulently pro-vaccine Hollywood figure Howard Stern, a hero to the modern left, says in one of the videos.

It’s as if the outrage only flows in one direction.

And indeed, this, according to popular podcast Tim Pool and others, is why apologizing to the “woke” mob “does not work” — ever.


Vivek Saxena


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