Simply days after publicly supporting Joe Rogan, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson acknowledged the controversial podcaster’s repeated use of the N-word, calling the revelation a “studying second.”
The favored actor was responding to writer Don Winslow who tweeted that Johnson’s latest backing of Rogan was a “horrible abuse of your energy” in gentle of the N-word scandal.
“I used to be not conscious of his N phrase use previous to my feedback, however now I’ve grow to be educated to his full narrative,” Johnson, 49, wrote on Twitter Friday. “Studying second for me.”
Rogan dropped the N-word virtually two dozen instances whereas internet hosting his wildly well-liked podcast, “The Joe Rogan Expertise,” in line with newly unearthed clips.
Rogan called the viral compilation “probably the most regretful and shameful factor I’ve ever needed to speak about publicly” on Friday, saying the video was a collage of “out of context” snippets from “12 years of conversations.”
“It seems to be f–king horrible. Even to me,” he mentioned.
Johnson received flak over Rogan’s repeated use of the slur after he caught by the podcaster amid a separate controversy about COVID-19 misinformation. The previous WWE wrestler-turned-actor, nonetheless, has not outright denounced Rogan over the newest debacle.
One other twitter person later pointed out that Winslow, who blasted Rogan’s use of the N-word, really used the identical phrase over a dozen instances in his books.
Rogan has been accused of spreading coronavirus misinformation on his Spotify present, usually platforming vaccine skeptics and conspiracy theorists. The controversy has prompted a number of artists, including Neil Young and Joni Mitchell, to demand that their music be faraway from the streaming service.
On Monday, Rogan pledged to “do better” in his discussions of COVID-19 and received the The Rock’s stamp of approval.
“Nice stuff right here brother. Completely articulated,” Johnson wrote to Rogan, 54. “Sit up for approaching sooner or later and breaking out the tequila with you.”
Final week, Rogan insisted he wasn’t making an attempt to push misinformation on his present.
“I’m not making an attempt to advertise misinformation. I’m not making an attempt to be controversial,” Rogan stated in his Monday Instagram video. “I’ve by no means tried to do something with this podcast different than simply discuss to folks and have attention-grabbing conversations.”
The viral clip of Rogan utilizing the N-word has solely elevated strain on Spotify to reign in Rogan.