Podcast host Joe Rogan said attempts to cancel him have led to a surge of 2 million new subscribers during an episode “The Joe Rogan Experience” on April 23.
Rogan was joined by conservative writer Douglas Murray to discuss the attempted “cancel culture” efforts that ensued during the comedian’s stance on the Covid-19 vaccine and his past use of the n-word. “You have been put through the wringer, Joe,” observed Murray, who went on to say, “They did a number on you, wow, wow!” according to a video posted by the New York Post.
“They did, it’s interesting, but my subscriptions went up massively, that’s what’s crazy. During the height of it all, I gained 2 million subscribers,” Rogan replied.
Neil Young and Joni Mitchell recently pulled their music from Spotify in protest of Rogan, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Rogan also faced backlash for his stance on vaccines and Ivermectin during the pandemic. (RELATED: Joe Rogan Claims He Says ‘Dumb’ Stuff, Suggests People Shouldn’t Take Him Too Seriously)
Rogan criticized CNN last year for claiming that he took a horse de-worming drug, when in fact he took Ivermectin, prescribed to him by a doctor.
“Do I have to sue CNN? They’re making shit up, they’re saying I was taking horse de-wormer, I literally got it from a doctor,” Rogan said of his use of Ivermectin during a September 2021 episode.
Rogan reportedly peaks the attention of 11 million listeners per episode of his podcast, according to The Hollywood Reporter.