JOE Rogan has apologized for the controversy surrounding his podcast on Spotify after allegedly spreading lies about Covid and jabs.
The streaming giant has faced backlash for standing up for the popular podcaster, despite outrage from artists and music fans.
Neil Young was one of those opposed to his songs being played on the same platform as Rogan and gave Spotify an ultimatum – get rid of Rogan or lose the rocker’s music.
After Spotify chose to drag the singer’s catalog across the line, fans gathered around him, threatening cancel their monthly subscription.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle also hit at the companysay they talked to their boss about their concerns.
Following the rampage, Rogan has now taken to Instagram to apologize and pledge to “balance things”.
He said he was a fan of Neil Young and was “so sorry” the artists felt the need to remove their music because of him.
“It became what it is today, it was a bunch of out-of-control troublemakers that I had almost no control over,” he admitted.
“Usually I don’t know what I’m going to talk about until I sit down and talk to people.
“I get things wrong, but I try to correct them whenever I’m wrong.
“I’m interested in finding out what the truth is, and I want to have interesting conversations with people with different points of view.
“I’m not interested in just talking to people who have a point of view.”
Rogan, 54, is the host of “The Joe Rogan Experience,” the top-rated podcast on Spotify, exclusive to the show.
His 10-minute response comes after Spotify announced a new plan to tackle the spread of Covid-19 misinformation.
The streaming giant says it will now add a message alongside controversial podcast episodes directing users to official Covid-19 advice.
Rogan welcomed the idea, saying “I’m very happy with that”.
Spotify boss Daniel Ek said: “This new effort to combat misinformation will roll out to countries around the world in the coming days.
“To our knowledge, this content advice is the first of its kind by a major podcast platform.”
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