Joe Rogan responds to Spotify controversy

For days, headlines have been written in media circles concerning the war between Neil Diamond, and now Joni Mitchell, and Joe Rogan. Diamond and Mitchell both have stated they want their music off of the streaming service Spotify because of controversial broadcasts from Rogan.

Rogan has been embroiled in some form of COVID-19 controversy since he came down with a virus, it was lampoon by media outlets for using ivermectin during his recovery.

Recently he had some controversial guests who did not say the same thing about the pandemic that other main stream sources say. In response, and he called for Rogan to be silenced and censored from the streaming service all together.

Rogan responded to the fallout on Sunday, saying in a video on Instagram that he was only seeking to have conversations on his podcast with people who have “differing opinions.”

“I’m not trying to promote misinformation, I’m not trying to be controversial,” Rogan said. “I’ve never tried to do anything with this podcast other than to just talk to people.”

He also said that he schedules the guests on his podcast himself, and that he would try to book doctors with different opinions right after he talks to “the controversial ones.” Rogan noted that he earlier sat down on the show with Dr. Sanjay Gupta, the chief medical correspondent for CNN, Dr. Michael Osterholm, who is a member of President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 advisory board, and Dr. Peter Hotez from Baylor College of Medicine.