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Podcast host Joe Rogan apologized after a compiled video surfaced over the weekend that showed him saying the “N-word” several times.
It came after an edited video compilation of Rogan saying the word surfaced, although it’s not clear who made the video, which was compiled from previous podcasts. It was shared by musician India Arie.
“It’s a video that’s made of clips taken out of context of me of 12 years of conversations on my podcast, and it’s all smushed together, and it looks [expletive] horrible, even to me,” Rogan said. “I know that to most people, there’s no context where a white person is ever allowed to say that word, never mind publicly, on a podcast, and I agree with that now,” Rogan added.
“It’s not my word to use. I’m well aware of that now, but for years I used it in that manner,” Rogan said. “I never used it to be racist, because I’m not racist.”
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