(TheFreedomFlag.com)- Just weeks after comedian and podcaster Joe Rogan officially made the switch from YouTube to Spotify, leftist members of staff at the music and podcast streaming service are now demanding his podcast is removed entirely. If staff are successful, it would mean a huge $100 million loss to Spotify who signed an exclusive deal with Rogan to bring his wildly popular podcast over to the platform.
Only three weeks ago, news also broke that some episodes of Joe Rogan’s podcast were not ported over to Spotify, where a back catalog is available for listeners. Interviews with right-wing personalities Stefan Molyneux, Gavin McInnes, Milo Yiannopoulos, and Alex Jones remain on YouTube but cannot be accessed on Spotify.
While no official explanation was given, rumors suggest that the podcasts were not ported over to the platform owing to the controversial nature of those guests.
Digital Music News reports how several Spotify employees recently began demanding they had direct editorial oversight over the Joe Rogan Experience podcast, allowing them to decide which guests appear on the show and what they can talk about. Such a move would go against Rogan’s entire podcast ethos, which involves talking freely about any topic.
It’s why the podcast, which features guests from all sides of the political spectrum, is so wildly popular.
Zero Hedge picked up on some pretty egregious comments from the woke mob, including one Twitter user who asked, “Who TF is Joe Rogan and why does he have a platform?”
Who TF is Joe Rogan and why does he have a platform? Is this just another white dude airing grievances to other white dudes?
Victimization does sell in this country.
— CincoTamayo (@CincoTamayo_) September 18, 2020
“Is this just another white dude airing grievances to other white dudes? Victimization does sell in this country,” the user added.
Joe Rogan is a left-wing comic who does podcasts with interesting people who have all sorts of different opinions.
The issue is coming to a head at Spotify potentially because the company reportedly offered some concessions to employees previously. Now, they are demanding that the podcast be removed or they will strike.
If Spotify does concede, however, it seems that Rogan’s show should be fine. The podcast host previously said that Spotify told him to continue what he was doing, without changing the show.
“They want me to just continue dong it the way I’m doing it right now,” he said, before explaining that, “it’s just a licensing deal, so Spotify won’t have any creative control over the show.”
If Spotify pulls out, Rogan’s show may well just stay on YouTube. And they’ll be $100 million down.