Earlier this week, the Hollywood star was called for his quick praise for the US podcaster, who has led some musicians to boycott Spotify for spreading “misinformation” about the Covid vaccine- 19.
In a lengthy video, Rogan addresses the situation, telling his followers that he thinks “many people have had a false perception of what I do.”
“[My] podcast has been accused of spreading dangerous misinformation, specifically about two episodes,” he said, adding: “I’m not trying to promote misinformation. I’m not trying to be controversial. I never tried to do anything with this podcast other than just talk to people and have interesting conversations.”
In response to the video, Johnson wrote: “It’s great here, bro. Fitted perfectly. ” He added that he looks forward to “come in one day and enjoy tequila with you”.
A group of Johnson’s fans were disappointed with the actor’s response and are now asking him to rethink his stance after compiling scenes of him saying the N word more than 20 times. reappear online.
The clip was shared by musician India Arie, who says she is removing her music from Spotify on Tuesday (February 1) because of Rogan’s “language around race”.
Elaborating in a later Instagram post, Arie shared a spliced compilation from several episodes of Rogan’s podcast recorded before 2019.
“There is no definite condition that I stand on this matter that he shouldn’t even utter the word,” Arie told her followers. “Don’t even say it – in any context.”
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Another clip shows him comparing a Negro neighborhood to the one in the movie Planet of the monkeys.
Warning Johnson about the clip, author Don Winslow wrote: “You are a hero to many and using your platform to defend Joe Rogan, a guy who used and laughed at his use Using the N word dozens of times, is a bad use of you. power. Have you really heard this man’s many racist statements about Black people? ”
Johnson thanked Winslow for drawing attention to the clips and said he was now “educated to [Rogan’s] complete narrative”.
“Thank you so much for this, I and everyone here 100% hear you. I didn’t know about his N-word usage before my comment, but now I’ve learned to narrate his full story. Learning moment for me. Mahalo, brother and have a wonderful and productive weekend,” replied Johnson.
After the N controversy, Rogan issued an apology on Instagram, stating: “There’s nothing I can do to take that back – I wish I could. I hope, if anything, this can be a teachable moment. “
Find his full apology here.
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/dwayne-johnson-joe-rogan-instagram-b2008350.html Dwayne Johnson Responds After Splitting Fans With Joe Rogan’s Defense After N-Word Controversy