The Every day Present host Trevor Noah has thrown his hat into the ring in calling out Joe Rogan after previous footage of him making racially insensitive feedback and utilizing the N-word lately resurfaced on the Web.
On Noah’s Monday episode, the late-night host performed a clip from India Arie’s current video message explaining why she was eradicating her music from Spotify as a consequence of Rogan’s comfortability with utilizing the N-word. Noah additionally performed a clip of Rogan referring to Black individuals as “Planet of The Apes” in an previous joke.
“If there’s ever a video of you saying the N-word that many occasions, you higher pray one among two issues: both you’re a Black individual, otherwise you’re a lifeless man from historical past,” Noah stated.
On Saturday, Rogan launched a video apology the place he referred to as his previous N-word use “probably the most regretful and shameful factor that I’ve ever needed to speak about publicly” however argued it was being taken out of context. Referencing Rogan’s “context” excuse, Noah determined to tear aside Rogan’s “bullsh*t apology.”
“Possibly you’re a professor educating historical past, possibly you’re a information anchor reporting on a narrative about Joe Rogan, possibly you’re in a Quentin Tarantino film, and you need to use the N-word, as a result of should you don’t, the film has no dialogue,” Noah jokingly stated.
“However for probably the most half, as a white individual, you by no means want to make use of the N-word.”
“Right here’s a life hack for white individuals: saying the precise N-word places you in pointless hassle, particularly should you’re not racist,” he continued. “It doesn’t matter the context. As a result of Black individuals don’t have the time to take a seat down and kind out the racist who says the N-word 70 occasions with the non-racist who says the N-word 70 occasions. Black persons are coping with an excessive amount of sh*t!”
Throughout his apology, Rogan addressed his previous racist joke the place he referred to Black individuals as “Planet of The Apes.” In his video assertion, Rogan claimed he “didn’t, nor would I ever, say that Black persons are apes, nevertheless it certain fuckin’ seemed like that.”
However Noah wasn’t letting him off that simple.
“To begin with, he stated he would by no means say Black persons are apes, however he stated that. That’s actually what he stated,” Noah responded. “You probably did say it, which is racist. And it’s not simply racist. Let’s be trustworthy – that’s like OG racism. That’s like the unique, old-school racism. Like that’s on the Mount Rushmore of racism.”
Noah additionally highlighted the “significantly illuminating” a part of Rogan’s apology the place he claimed that he wasn’t being racist with the story, simply entertaining.
“No, Joe, I believe you have been utilizing racism to be entertaining,” Noah stated. “I’m not saying you have been making an attempt to offend Black individuals, by the way in which, however you knew that offending Black individuals would get amusing out of these white buddies who you have been with.”
Noah famous that Spotify has chosen to face by Rogan and determined to delete the controversial episodes. Spotify CEO says he doesn’t consider “silencing” Rogan is the reply.