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By Anish Vij
Joe Rogan claims he's gained two million subscribers since 'getting cancelled'.
The 54-year-old has been slammed for saying the N-word 24 times on a viral compilation clip of his podcasts, for which he has since apologised.
He's also been criticised for spreading misinformation with regards to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Artists such as Neil Young requested for their music to be removed from Spotify, where Rogan uploads his podcasts.
On Friday's (22 April) episode of The Joe Rogan Experience, he claimed his subscribers have increased since the allegations took place.
.@joerogan Reacting To @elonmusk Buying Twitter
"That's f*cking amazing." pic.twitter.com/iDiG7Q9Ki9
- The Columbia Bugle :flag_us: (@ColumbiaBugle) April 26, 2022
British pundit commentator Douglas Murray said on the podcast: "You have been put through the wringer since we last met.
"They did a number on you. Wow."
Rogan, who reportedly averages 11 million listeners an episode, responded: "It's interesting, my subscriptions went up massively - that's what's crazy. During the height of it all, I gained two million subscribers ..."
LADbible have contacted Spotify for comment, as the platform doesn't publicly disclose the number of Joe Rogan Experience subscribers.
During Friday's episode (22 April), Rogan also blasted CNN, who had incorrectly claimed that he'd taken 'horse dewormer' for Covid.
"Yeah, [the media] went for it. It's also fortunate that the people who went for it were CNN," he said.
"They're so untrustworthy and people know how biased they are and socially weird their anchors are."
At the time of the controversy, Rogan issued an apology on social media for repeatedly using the N-word in his podcasts.
The podcast host said: "I'm making this video to talk about the most regretful and shameful thing that I've ever had to talk about publicly.
"There's a video that's out, that's a compilation of me saying the N-word. It's a video that's made of clips taken out of context of me of 12 years of conversations on my podcast, and it's all smushed together.
"And it looks f***ing horrible, even to me."
He added: "I know that to most people, there's no context where a white person is ever allowed to say that word, never mind publicly on a podcast. And I agree with that.
"Now, I haven't said it in years, but for a long time, when I would bring that word up, like, if it would come up in conversation and instead of saying the N-word, I would just say the word - I thought as long as it was in context, people would understand what I was doing."