Rand Paul Mocks Neil Young Canceling Himself From Spotify By Rewording Part of One of His Hit Songs Against Him

U.S. Sen Rand Paul (R-KY) mocked the news that Spotify kept Joe Rogan over Neil Young by rewording part of one of his hit songs against him.

In a tweet, Paul reworded part of Young’s hit song “My, my, hey, hey (Out of the blue)” and wrote, “Bye Bye, Hey Hey. Neil Young is gone today. It’s better to boycott. Than to just obey. Bye Bye, Hey Hey.”

“Seeya @Neilyoung. Even though Ohio is one of the greatest protest songs of all time, free speech is kinda important also,” Paul added.

Many liberals descended on Paul’s tweet, suggesting that he was engaging in cancel culture, although conservatives responded by noting that Young brought it on himself by issuing an ultimatum.

As we previously reported, Spotify appears to have sided with Joe Rogan after it took off all of Neil Young’s music down following the musician’s complaints about Rogan’s podcast.

Young wrote a letter to his manager and label, requesting that they remove his music from Spotify in protest for Spotify allowing Joe Rogan, the host of “The Joe Rogan Experience”, to have a platform for his podcast. Young accused Rogan of spreading vaccine misinformation. He wrote, “I am doing this because Spotify is spreading fake information about vaccines—potentially causing death to those who believe the disinformation being spread by them.”

Later, he said that Spotify can only have one of them on the platform, “They can have Rogan or Young. Not both.” They chose the more popular Joe Rogan who has become spotlighted in the public eye recently for his stance on the Covid-19 vaccine.

A Spokesman for Spotify said, “We want all the world’s music and audio content to be available to Spotify users. With that comes great responsibility in balancing both safety for listeners and freedom for creators.” He continued, “We regret Neil’s decision to remove his music from Spotify, but hope to welcome him back soon.”

Following his exodus from Spotify, he leaves behind his 2.4 million followers and more than six million monthly listeners. Although conservatives may be happy about this decision, Spotify did ban former President Donald Trump in January of 2021 along with the other big tech platforms.

Many have never heard about Neil Young, as this controversy seems to be the first time many are hearing of him. Due to his appeared stubbornness in being on Spotify with Rogan, he may now lose even more of his “fans”.

“Neil Young, who has 6,057,481 monthly listeners, thinks he has the influence to bring down Joe Rogan, who has 200 million people listening monthly.”