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During a recent episode of his podcast, Joe Rogan highlighted the failures of the Democratic Party’s handling of the Covid-19 pandemic, suggesting that people should “vote Republican” instead.
Rogan’s comments drew ire from many on the left, including advocacy group Occupy Democrats, who went so far as to call on their followers to boycott the popular music and podcast streaming platform Spotify.
“Influential podcaster Joe Rogan ignorantly urges Americans to ‘vote Republican’ as a form of supposed payback for businesses closing down due to the pandemic,” the group wrote on Twitter, calling the comments “dangerous rhetoric as the GOP embraces full fascism.”
Occupy Democrats urged followers to retweet the post to garner support of the boycott, and as of Wednesday it had been shared nearly 4,000 times, with nearly twice as many likes.
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