The UFC commentator and popular podcaster said he would have no problem walking away from his $200 million contract with Spotify if they forced him to abide by unrealistic standards.
“I will quit. If it gets to a point that I can’t do it anymore, where I have to do it in some sort of weird way where I walk on eggshells and mind my P’s and Q’s, f*** that!” Rogan told MMA fighter Josh Barnett.
Rogan went on to blast leftist cancel culture, saying people want to cancel him for “every little thing.”
“There’s more people poring over it, but it’s the same thing,” he said of his podcast, “The Joe Rogan Experience.”
“I do it the same way,” he said. “And if I become something different because it grew bigger, I will quit.”
Podcasting “requires sincerity,” Rogan added. “Without it, this show doesn’t have any success.”
Leftists tried to get Rogan kicked off of Spotify earlier this year, claiming he was a public health threat because he interviewed guests who questioned the mainstream COVID-19 narrative.
Spotify refused to deplatform Rogan, but the company did start placing content “warning” labels on many of his episodes.
Rogan was also faced with a choice to leave Spotify and join a new conservative video platform, Rumble.
— Rumble (@rumblevideo) February 7, 2022
Rogan declined the offer, opting to ride out his contract with Spotify instead.
“Spotify has hung in with me, inexplicably, let’s see what happens,” he said at the time.