We reported on Monday that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, along with other celebrities, offered support to podcaster Joe Rogan after he released a late-night video sharing his thoughts on the Spotify controversy.
That didn’t sit well with the leftist mob and not long thereafter, a video compilation of Rogan saying the N-word multiple times on his show was released.
There was no context to why he may have used the word, although, often in the past, people would use the word if they were quoting someone else, for example, and even Joe Biden has been seen on video using it on the Senate floor in that manner.
Because of this, many called on Johnson to pull his support for Rogan, and last night, he apparently did just that in a quote tweet of left-wing author Don Winslow.
Winslow told Johnson, “Dear @TheRock, You’re a hero to many people and using your platform to defend Joe Rogan, a guy that used and laughed about using the N word dozens of times, is a terrible use of your power.”
“Have you actually listened to this man’s many racist statements about Black people?” Winslow asked.
Johnson responded, “Dear @donwinslow Thank you so much for this I hear you as well as everyone here 100% I was not aware of his N word use prior to my comments, but now I’ve become educated to his complete narrative.”
“Learning moment for me. Mahalo, brother and have a great & productive weekend. DJ,” Johnson added.
Dear @donwinslow— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) February 5, 2022
Thank you so much for this
I hear you as well as everyone here 100%
I was not aware of his N word use prior to my comments, but now I've become educated to his complete narrative.
Learning moment for me.
Mahalo, brother and have a great & productive weekend.
Following Johnson’s apparent condemnation of Rogan, a video of Johnson mocking Chinese people during a wrestling skit emerged.
Journalist Tim Pool shared it in a tweet and sarcastically noted, “Thank you @TheRock for speaking out against racism.”
Early this morning, perhaps due to Johnson’s apparent condemnation, Rogan released another video on Facebook and Instagram.
Rogan apologized for his use of the N-word in the video and said in the post “There’s been a lot of sh*t from the old episodes of the podcast that I wish I hadn’t said, or had said differently. This is my take on the worst of it.”
A number of verified Instagram users come to his defense in the comments, with some also telling him that he shouldn’t have apologized.
In a tweet, Pool echoed those sentiments as he pointed out, “So now people are saying Rogan’s apology is racist itself because he called it entertaining to refer to black neighborhoods as planet of the apes Apologizing does not work with these people It’s just getting worse.”
So now people are saying Rogan's apology is racist itself because he called it entertaining to refer to black neighborhoods as planet of the apes— Tim Pool (@Timcast) February 5, 2022
Apologizing does not work with these people
It's just getting worse
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