Joe Rogan's old video resurfaced, and to say that is offensive is a significant understatement.
Rogan called the clip "the most regretful and shameful thing I've ever had to talk about publicly."
Joe Rogan, 54, insisted that the clip was taken out of context, adding that it "looks f–king horrible. Even to me."
However, his apology continued in a well-known manner:
"I know that to most people, there is no context where a white person is ever allowed to say that word, nevermind publicly on a podcast, and I agree with that now. I haven't said it in years."
He said he used the n-word in the past but hasn't used it in years. In fact, instead of "saying 'the N-word,' I would just say the word. "
He explained that he thought "as long as it was in context, people would understand what I was doing."
After deciding to pull off her music from Spotify due to the vaccine controversy on Joe Rogan's podcast, India Arie shared the clips.
Grammy awarded musician wrote on her Instagram:
"I'm going to leave a short message here about why I decided to ask my music be pulled off Spotify."
The clips showed Rogan using racial slur 24 times in the 23 clips.
India also called her followers to delete Spotify, which did not take any actions against Rogan, despite many artists leaving the platform.
Will Spotify respond adequately this time? Around 70 episodes of Joe Rogan's podcast mysteriously disappeared from the platform.
You can see all the clips on India's Instagram, among highlighted stories. She also posted clips in which Rogan appeared to share an anecdote comparing being around Black people to Planet of the Apes.
Don Winslow tagged Dwayne Johnson on Twitter and asked him to address the resurfaced clips of Rogan. The Rock previously defended Rogan. He wrote today:
"I hear you as well as everyone here 100%. I was not aware of his N-word use prior to my comments, but now I've become educated to his complete narrative. Learning moment for me."