Neil Young is livid over Spotify’s distribution of “fake news” about vaccines, which he says spread by Joe Rogan’s podcast.
Young posted a letter online (which has since been taken down) saying Spotify is, “potentially causing death to those who believe the disinformation being spread by them. Please act on this immediately today and keep me informed of the time schedule… I want you to let Spotify know immediately TODAY that I want all my music off their platform…They can have Rogan or Young. Not both.”
Young addressed the letter to his manager Frank Gironda and Warner Bros. co-chairman and Chief Operating Officer Tom Corson.
Young is quite concerned about the viral pandemic, and in 2021 he withdrew from Farm Aid owing to worries for COVID.
Robert is extremely popular among 18- to 34-year-old males, and he’s frequently criticized for vaccine misinformation. Australian TV personality Josh Szeps recently schooled Rogan on a falsehood that getting the vaccination was a needless risk for kids. Check out their debate below.
“If anyone was going to make me look dumb on the podcast, I’m glad it’s Josh Zepps,” Rogan tweeted, “because I love him, and he’s awesome.”
He continued by stating that the exchange resulted from him attempting to be in the moment about the issue and wing it.
“That video is cringe, but it’s what happens when you stumble in a long-form podcast when you didn’t know a subject was going to come up, and you wing it,” Rogan tweeted. “Obviously, I have no idea what is right, but the article I posted was what I was referring to. I’m sure I’ll stumble again in the future, but I honestly do my best to get things correct.”
In April of last year, Rogan said, “if you’re like 21 years old, and you say to me, ‘Should I get vaccinated?’ I’ll go no.’”
Later, he tried to excuse them by claiming that he’s “not an anti-vaccine person” and “certainly not a reputable source of information, even for me.”
Hundreds of scientists and medical experts signed an open letter to Spotify earlier this month, condemning his ideas as “not only objectionable and offensive, but also medically and culturally dangerous.”
“By allowing the propagation of false and societally harmful assertions, Spotify is enabling its hosted media to damage public trust in scientific research and sow doubt in the credibility of data-driven guidance offered by medical professionals,” the letter said.
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