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Joe Rogan: Watch Trevor Noah Weights in on Spotify Controversy Calling it “Racism”

Published on February 9th, 2022 | Updated on February 9th, 2022 | By FanFest

Trevor Noah was critical of Joe Rogan’s latest apology, describing it as “OG racism,” in his Monday night episode of The Daily Show.

On an earlier episode of The Daily Show, Noah challenged Rogan for his most recent apology in which he stated that he did not intend to use the N-word on his podcast The Joe Rogan Experience, but also made a racist remark about being in a Black neighborhood while watching Planet of the Apes.

“If there’s ever a video of you saying the N-word that many times, you better pray one of two things: either you’re Black person, or you’re a dead man from history,” Noah said.

“Then the worst thing they can do is take your statue down and move it into a museum. And as bad as it was to see Joe Rogan dropping the N-word like he bought it in bulk at Costco, an even worse part of the video is when Joe Rogan told a story about going to a movie in a Black neighborhood.”

In his apology, Rogan said he was telling the story to be entertaining, but admitted it was “idiotic” and “looks terrible in context.”

Noah broke down how he felt the story was racist and continued a long history of racism.

“First of all, he said he would never say that Black people are apes, but he said that! That’s literally what he said,” Noah said.

“It’s not just racist. That’s OG racism. That’s the original, old-school racism. That’s on the Mt. Rushmore of racism. ‘Black people are apes’ is right next to burning crosses and every Bugs Bunny cartoon from the 1940s.”

He also stressed that the context of saying the N-word isn’t the issue and that it puts white people in “unnecessary trouble” regardless of the circumstances.

Noah did point out that Rogan said the story was racist after he shared it, but stressed that “laughs don’t mean that there’s no racism.”

“Because Black people don’t have the time to sit down and sort out the racist who says the N-word 70 times with the non-racist who says the N-word 70 times,” he said.

“Black people are dealing with too much shit. ‘No, no, look at how I was using it’—no, dude, no one’s got the time for that. Just stop saying it or just be racist—it’s easier for everyone that way.”

“Part of me wishes that Spotify would just drop the facade,” he said.

“Just come out and be like, ‘We do not believe in silencing Joe Rogan, because he makes us money. But if at some point he ends up costing us money, then we will drop him, because money.’”

You can watch Noah’s commentary below.

Noam had previously praised Rogan for apologizing about COVID-19 misinformation and promising to improve in the future.

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