Spotify employees are reportedly outraged by Joe Rogan and his incredibly popular podcast show.
According to a Business Insider report, employees at the streaming company are not happy with the content that Joe Rogan covers on his podcast with his guests, stating that the decision to sign him to a record mega-contract was the “most contentious” in the history of the company.
We all know Joe Rogan, an incredibly popular comedian who rose to fame through working with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and Fear Factor, before securing his own podcast, “The Joe Rogan Experience,” which he launched in 2009.
The podcast became one of the most popular podcasts in the world before Spotify secured exclusive rights to air the show on their platform last year.
Now, numerous employees within the company are voicing their concerns over the content that is now airing via “The Joe Rogan Experience.”
Luckily, these same employees do not make major decisions at the company, so the podcast should be unaffected.
However, one employee told Business Insider that they were “personally bothered” by the supposed “transphobic comments” made by Rogan in some of his shows, before claiming that the UFC co-commentator might be using his platform to spread misinformation.
A second employee described the atmosphere amongst the Spotify workers as a “loud minority who are outraged.”
Oh, so predictable…
Many believe Joe Rogan to be a somewhat controversial figure who speaks his mind without caring what others think of his opinions, and that is one of the core reasons why he has been so successful in his career, however, this isn’t the first time that Rogan has faced opposition from within Spotify.
Last October, it was widely reported that numerous employees at Spotify were not happy with him for similar reasons as the current outraged.
However, does anyone really care?
Because Joe Rogan definitely doesn’t, and neither do the top brass at Spotify.
In the world of business, Spotify would be stupid to even consider letting go of a popular star such as Joe Rogan, as he is bringing in the big bucks for the company at the moment.
The internal thoughts of the employees do not matter in this situation, and even if they were to resign, they would just be replaced.
More people love Joe Rogan than hate him, and this faux outraged from a “loud minority” is irrelevant, the man is interesting, the man is hilarious and the man is a star.
Time to suck it up, Spotify employees.