Podcast host Joe Rogan has denied claims that he is trying to share misinformation about COVID-19 on his Spotify podcast after scientists and medical professionals, as well as singer Neil Young, claimed that he had.
In a 10-minute video posted to Instagram on Sunday night, Rogan said he wanted to address the controversy over the past few days and thank his fans for their support.
Rogan, 54, who hosts Spotify’s top-rated podcast, also pledged to bring more balance to his show with opinions from a variety of experts while also reiterating that he himself is “not a doctor or a scientist.”
It comes after Spotify agreed to remove Neil Young’s music when the singer accused Rogan of spreading false information about coronavirus vaccines and “potentially causing death.”
“A lot of people … have a distorted perception of what I do,” Rogan said Sunday while defending two recent episodes of the “The Joe Rogan Experience” that featured guests Dr. Peter McCullough and Dr. Robert Malone, who shared opinions about COVID-19 that differed from the “mainstream narrative.”
He called these guests “highly credentialed, very intelligent, very highly-accomplished people” and stressed that the aim of his show was to interview people with different opinions.