The actor, 49, responded to the podcaster’s video in which he addressed the platform’s policy changes that were introduced following criticism from Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
Musicians Young and Mitchell have asked Spotify to remove their music from the service in protest at the streaming giant’s relationship with Rogan, 54, who has been accused of spreading “misinformation” by Covid on his podcast.
Spotify has now said it will add Covid-19 content advisory label against the backlash caused by the controversy.
On Tuesday (February 1), Graham Nash and India Arie follow suit and demanded that their music be removed as well.
In a lengthy video, Rogan addresses the controversy, telling his followers that he thinks “a lot of 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.
He continued: “I am 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”.
Reactions to Johnson’s comments were extremely divisive.
“Never have I been so disappointed in my life,” wrote another, adding another about Rogan’s choice of guests: “So disappointed in you for supporting a man spreading the word. medical misinformation about the pandemic.”
However, there were also plenty of people praising Johnson for responding to Rogan. One fan said: “I’m here for this!” with some of the backing behind Johnson’s appearance on the podcast.
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/dwayne-johnson-joe-rogan-instagram-spotify-b2005685.html Line on Spotify: Dwayne Johnson divides fans with Joe Rogan response video amid Covid ‘misinformation’ drama