Woke Spotify Employees Are Crying About Joe Rogan Again

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Nameless Spotify staffers are again crying that Joe Rogan won’t listen to the loser vultures on Twitter.

Business Insider reported this week that Spotify staffers called Rogan’s arrival the most contentious move in company history.

“I’m personally bothered by his transphobic comments and am concerned with the way he might spread misinformation,” a Spotify employee said.

It’s not clear whether any of Joe Rogan’s recent comments actually triggered the woke employees or whether they are still very upset they didn’t get their way last year when they pretended they had leverage.

In September, an unknown number of employees at Spotify threatened a full-blown strike if the service didn’t grant them direct editorial oversight of The Joe Rogan Experience.

The angry Spotify employees demanded content flags, trigger warnings, and the option to block an episode from publication.

Spotify has not caved to those demands but has removed at least 42 JRE episodes. Such episodes include Rogan’s conversations with Brian Redban, David Seaman, Chris D’Elia, Gavin McInnes, Milo Yiannopoulous, Eddie Bravo, and Dave Asprey.

Rogan doesn’t seem to mind the removals, though. In May, he called the company an “amazing partner.”

“I’m never involved in meetings. I don’t have any conversations with advertisers. I have no conversations with suits,” Rogan told guest Anthony Cumia. “Spotify has never said a goddamn thing to me. They’re amazing.

“They don’t say shit. I even tested it when I brought Alex Jones. I was like, ‘Let’s see, you guys talk a lot of shit. Let’s see.'”

While a $100 million check can change a man’s outlook, Rogan wouldn’t say that if he didn’t really believe it.

To Spotify’s credit, Rogan’s show has not changed since moving exclusively to the platform. It’s the same show. That remained true even when spoiled, entitled, fellow Spotify podcasters Prince Harry and Meghan Markle got upset that Rogan questioned the need for healthy 21-year-olds to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

The media world is full of drama. Luckily, there are guys like Joe Rogan who don’t give a damn.

Written by Bobby Burack

Bobby Burack is a writer for OutKick where he reports and analyzes the latest topics in media, culture, sports, and politics..

Burack has become a prominent voice in media and has been featured on several shows across OutKick and industry related podcasts and radio stations.


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