(PresidentialInsider.com)- Joe Rogan last week put Spotify on notice.
The widely popular podcaster said during last Tuesday’s “The Joe Rogan Experience” that he would quit if it got to the point where he has to “walk on eggshells and mind my p’s and q’s” during his interviews.
Referring to the recent spate of outrage over his shows, Rogan told his guest, MMA fighter Josh Barnett, that he is concerned about getting picked apart by the public for “every little thing” he says.
Rogan added that if the scrutiny turns his podcast into “something different,” then he will quit.
With a year remaining on Rogan’s $100 million contract with Spotify, his podcast deal has already doubled in valuation.
The latest outrage began after a group of 270 people, a few of whom were medical doctors, penned an open letter to Spotify demanding they remove Rogan’s show over COVID “misinformation.”
After that, several has-been rock stars, including Neil Young and Joni Mitchell, threatened to boycott Spotify so long as Rogan remained on the air.
Since then, Spotify added a content advisory to Rogan’s podcasts that contain discussions about COVID.
It also pulled 113 episodes of “The Joe Rogan Experience,” including interviews with Milo Yiannopoulos and Proud Boys founder Gavin McInnes over accusations of racism.
During his Tuesday podcast, Rogan said his job “requires sincerity” and without sincerity, “this show doesn’t have any success.”
Josh Barnett told Rogan to keep doing what he’s doing, telling him, “It resonates with people because they’re so starving for that.”
Watch last Tuesday’s podcast HERE.