Many entertainment celebrities have become “woke” beyond belief.
Former counter-culture artists are now tools of the establishment elites.
Now, this rock legend who issued one weak COVID ultimatum just got his wish.
Folk rocker Neil Young wanted Spotify to choose between him and Joe Rogan, and he got his wish.
The streaming service opted to remove Young’s library from Spotify after he demanded that Rogan be booted for spreading “misinformation” about COVID vaccines.
A spokesman from 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. We have detailed content policies in place and we’ve removed over 20,000 podcast episodes related to COVID since the start of the pandemic. We regret Neil’s decision to remove his music from Spotify, but hope to welcome him back soon.”
It’s disturbing that Spotify has already removed 20,000 podcast episodes, but that isn’t enough for the authoritarian Left.
Young initially wrote in a letter to his management:
“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. … They can have Rogan or Young. Not both.”
The hand-wringing over Rogan has become insane.
He hosts voices from all over the political spectrum.
Rogan hosted doctors who have been skeptical of the COVID regime, but he also hosted Dr. Sanjay Gupta of CNN.
But the Left want total control of information.
If everyone isn’t moving in lockstep with their wishes, then drastic measures must be undertaken.
The Left have a bizarre view of human nature, which describes why their policies always fail.
They believe that censoring Rogan will steer people back toward legacy institutions.
That won’t happen because the trust has already been broken.
People seek out Rogan and other platforms because The New York Times and The Washington Post and CNN have been caught spreading lies and propaganda too many times.
Thus far, Spotify has stood by Rogan.
He brings in tons of subscribers and pulls in 11 million viewers per episode.
Neil Young’s virtue-signaling ploy wasn’t enough to de-platform Rogan, but that won’t stop the Left from trying.
Supposed free speech advocates like Young have been exposed as nothing more than leftist authoritarians shilling for the government.
Stay tuned to Unmuzzled News for any updates to this ongoing story.