Rumble Offers Joe Rogan $100 Million to Ditch Spotify and Move to its Video Platform

Video hosting platform Rumble on Monday offered Joe Rogan $100 million to break from Spotify, and move his popular podcast “The Joe Rogan Experience” to their platform instead.

Chris Pavlovski, the CEO of Rumble, said in an open letter that he stands with Rogan, who has been targeted for destruction by the left for allowing open discussions on controversial issues on his podcast.

“We stand with you, your guests, and your legion of fans in desire for real conversation. So we’d like to offer you 100 million reasons to make the world a better place. How about you bring all your shows to Rumble, both old and new, with no censorship, for 100 million bucks over four years?” Pavlovski wrote in the letter.

Rogan began facing calls for censorship after his interview with noted vaccinologist and physician Dr. Robert Malone went viral.

Ironically, Malone had spent much of that conversation discussing the widespread censorship of views that contradict the mainstream COVID-19 narrative.

“What we’re experiencing is a coordinated media warfare the likes of which we have never seen before,” Malone told Rogan, adding that “Big Tech” corporations are working hand in hand with other powerful entities—including the government—to chill speech regarding COVID-19 and the experimental vaccines rolled out to treat it.

“It’s the horizontal integration across all major industries now under the control of common funds,” Malone said. “The harmonization of the tech censorship, the interests of ‘Pharma,’ ‘Big Media,’ etc., and governments.”

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki has used her platform to demand that Spotify “do more” to censure Joe Rogan.

Over the weekend, the pretext of the backlash against Rogan morphed from outrage over his anti-vax mandate guests, to outrage over his use the N-word in past “political/sociological discussions” about the N-word.

Twitter users have been quick to post examples of woke celebrities and politicians—including Joe Biden—who have used the N-word in a similar context.

Nonetheless, the intense shaming campaign that ensued prompted Rogan to apologize for his past use of the racial slur, and to agree to allow Spotify to delete over 70 of his podcasts.

Rogan said it was the “most regretful and shameful thing” that he has ever had to address publicly.

“I can’t go back in time and change what I said, I wish I could, obviously that’s not possible, but I do hope this could be a teachable moment for anybody that doesn’t realize how offensive that word could be coming out of a white person’s mouth, in context or out of context,” said Rogan.

Rogan reportedly has a $100 million contract with Spotify, which has acquired the rights to his podcast including all past episodes.

Spotify’s CEO Daniel Ek on Sunday released a public apology to company employees over the Rogan “controversy.”

“There are no words I can say to adequately convey how deeply sorry I am for the way The Joe Rogan Experience controversy continues to impact each of you.”

“Not only are some of Joe Rogan’s comments incredibly hurtful — I want you to make clear that they do not represent the values of this company,” Ek said. “I know this situation leaves many of you feeling drained, frustrated and unheard.”

“While I strongly condemn what Joe has said and I agree with his decision to remove past episodes from our platform, I realize some will want more. And I want to make one point very clear — I do not believe that silencing Joe is the answer. We should have clear lines around content and take action when they are crossed, but canceling voices is a slippery slope,” Ek concluded.

About Debra Heine

Debra Heine is a conservative Catholic mom of six and longtime political pundit. She has written for several conservative news websites over the years, including Breitbart and PJ Media.

Photo: NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JANUARY 31: In this photo illustration, "The Joe Rogan Experience" podcast is viewed on Spotify's mobile app on January 31, 2022 in New York City. Several artists recently removed their music from Spotify in protest of hosting Joe Rogan's podcast. (Photo Illustration by Cindy Ord/Getty Images)

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