The streaming giant Spotify confounded many liberals this weekend when it refused to cancel Joe Rogan this weekend after a video of Rogan repeatedly saying an infamous racial slur appeared online.
As The Daily Wire reports:
Spotify CEO Daniel Ek released a statement on Sunday announcing that the company would stand by podcast host Joe Rogan following an “n-word” controversy that Rogan apologized for late last week.
“While I strongly condemn what Joe has said and I agree with his decision to remove past episodes from our platform, I realize some will want more. And I want to make one point very clear – I do not believe that silencing Joe is the answer,” Ek said. “We should have clear lines around content and take action when they are crossed, but canceling voices is a slippery slope. Looking at the issue more broadly, it’s critical thinking and open debate that powers real and necessary progress.”
Rogan apologized late last week after a video was posted by far-left activists showing him using racial slurs that he says was taken out of context. Rogan says that the context was that he was quoting other people and used the slur instead of saying the “n-word.”
Rogan has been under fire since rock musician Neil Young demanded that his own music be pulled from the streaming service until Rogan’s podcasts were no longer available.