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Joe Rogan Reacts to Backlash, Calls Resurfaced Video a 'Political Hit Job'

Joe Rogan Reacts to Backlash, Calls Resurfaced Video a 'Political Hit Job'

Joe Rogan is opening up about backlash for his commentary on his podcast, which is hosted on Spotify.

The 54-year-old Joe Rogan Experience host responded to criticism and controversy in an episode on Monday (February 8) with comedian Akaash Singh.

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“In a lot of ways, this is a relief,” he said.

“That video [of Joe Rogan saying the n-word in his podcast over the years] had always been out there. This is a political hit job. They’re taking all this stuff I’ve ever said that’s wrong and smushing it all together. It’s good because it makes me address some stuff that I really wish wasn’t out there,” he continued.

He also hit back at criticism of his apology, as some – including former President Trump – argued that he shouldn’t keep apologizing: “You should apologize if you regret something. I do think you have to be careful not to apologize for nonsense,” he said.

“Over time, people will understand you…they know you. If you misstep, they know what you’re trying to do – you’re not a vicious person, you’re just trying to be funny,” he went on to explain further into the episode.

It was also revealed that he’s been offered a huge sum of money to leave the platform.

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