Joe Rogan defended himself Sunday but vowed to “try harder” to offer more balance on his podcast in his first public response to the growing protest facing Spotify over Covid-19 misinformation.
“I’ve never tried to do anything with this podcast other than just talk to people and have interesting conversations.”.
"I wanted to hear what their opinion is," Rogan said, later adding: "I do not know if they're right.
Rogan's comments came as Spotify faced mounting pressure to stop Covid-19 misinformation being shared on the platform unchecked.
Canadian American musician Neil Young demanded his music be removed from the service last week over the controversy, saying Spotify "can have Rogan or Young.
Spotify CEO Daniel Ek sought to address the backlash as he laid out a new plan for the streaming service to clamp down on Covid-19 misinformation.
Rogan has faced backlash over the course of the pandemic for repeatedly sharing and providing a platform for misinformation around the Covid-19 pandemic and vaccines. »