Trump says Joe Rogan should keep doing what he's doing and 'stop apologizing'

Trump says Joe Rogan should keep doing what he's doing and 'stop apologizing'
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  • Joe Rogan has faced several controversies over his podcast on Spotify in recent weeks.
  • Artists pulled music from the platform over COVID-19 misinformation and Rogan's use of the N-word.

Former President Donald Trump said Joe Rogan should stop apologizing and "just go about" what he's doing.

Rogan has been the center of several controversies in recent weeks after musicians pulled their music from Spotify over COVID-19 vaccine misinformation and his use of the N-word on his podcast.

"Joe Rogan is an interesting and popular guy, but he's got to stop apologizing to the Fake News and Radical Left maniacs and lunatics," Trump said in a statement. "How many ways can you say you're sorry? Joe, just go about what you do so well and don't let them make you look weak and frightened. That's not you and it never will be!"

Over the weekend, Rogan apologized for using the N-word on his podcast after a video montage circulated by artist India Arie showing him using the slur 24 times went viral.

"It's not my word to use," Rogan said, calling it "the most regretful and shameful thing" he'd ever had to address.


Late last month, artist Neil Young pulled his music from Spotify after accusing the platform of spreading COVID-19 vaccine misinformation over an episode in which Rogan interviewed Robert Malone, a scientist who claimed Americans were being "hypnotized" into following COVID-19 measures because of "mass formation psychosis."

Young's move prompted other artists to pull their music as well.

Psychology experts said there is no evidence for Malone's claims.

On Monday, conservative YouTube rival Rumble offered Rogan $100 million to leave Spotify.