Meghan and Harry Insert Themselves Into the Spotify-Rogan Controversy

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Veteran, 76-year-old rocker Neil Young was bad enough. Seventy-eight-year-old Joni Mitchell soon followed. In yet another “devastating blow,” 71-year-old Peter Frampton came next. Oh noes, how will Spotify survive?


But now, in what might prove to be the death blow to Spotify, the ex-royals of ex-royals — attention-craving Harry and Meghan — have announced that they too will join the Joe Rogan protest and boycott the audio streaming and media services provider. But first a bit of background.

The left has long accused Rogan, host of “The Joe Rogan Experience” — the most popular podcast in the world in 2021— of spreading COVID “misinformation” and “anti-vaccination rhetoric,” calling Rogan’s efforts everything from “a sociological issue of devastating proportions” to names I can’t write, here.

The controversy came to a head in a December episode, when Rogan’s guest was Dr. Robert Malone, a noted virologist, and immunologist whose recent work has focused on mRNA technology — of which he was a pioneer — pharmaceuticals, and drug repurposing research.

The left, ever-threatened by facts, data, science, or anything else that flies in the face of Fauci-created hysteria about all things COVID, views Malone, who has also been banned by Twitter, as a direct threat to their continuing, histrionic COVID pandemic fairy tale.

So back to Harry and Meghan.

Harper’s Bazaar royal editor Omid Scobie on Sunday tweeted a statement from a spokesperson for Harry and Meghan, along with a heavy dose of his own editorializing.

In light of the ongoing controversy [as created by whom?] surrounding Spotify’s continued support of Joe Rogan, whose podcast has spread proven misinformation [wrong] about Covid-19 vaccine efficacy, a spokesperson for Archewell (Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan’s foundation) says:


Oh, do tell us.

Since the inception of Archewell, we have worked to address the worldwide global misinformation [news we don’t like] crisis. Hundreds of millions of people [including the 147 people who still watch CNN and 38 viewers of PMSNBC] affected by the serious harms of mis- and disinformation [facts and truths we don’t like] every day.

Last April, our co-founders began expressing our concerns [threats, no doubt] to Spotify, about the all too real consequences of COVID-19 misinformation [facts and science that flies in the face of the Fauci-ism narrative] on its platform.

We have continued to express our [woefully unqualified] concerns [threats] to Spotify to ensure [that] changes to its platform [based on our left-wing narrative] are made to help address this public health crisis [our fear of the truth].

Harry and Meghan are certainly not Lone Rangers in their ridiculous narrative, but I can’t help but think their addiction to attention is at least partially at play, here.

Harry being Harry, he claimed in November that prior to the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, he warned then-CEO Jack Dorsey that Twitter was being used as a conduit by “plotters” of a “coup,” and that Dorsey never replied.


Oh, well — and to think that the “insurrectionists” came “that close” to toppling the United States government. [Rolling-eyes emoji]

The bottom line:

While “has-been” recording artists like Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, and Peter Frampton boycotting Spotify might be a joke on social media — and the Harry and Meghan thing is just silly — the Swedish audio-streaming company’s capitalized value (cumulative stock price) has declined by roughly $2 billion — from $35 billion — since the Young boycott began. That the left has the desire and ability to all but blackmail a company into submission based only on the left’s false narrative is far from a joking matter.

Related on RedState:

Neil Young Tells Spotify It’s Either Him or Joe Rogan

Report: Spotify Responds Accordingly to Neil Young’s Joe Rogan Ultimatum

Like Lemmings off a Cliff, Joni Mitchell Follows Neil Young, Peter Frampton to Demand Spotify Remove Her Music

Thanks, Joe Rogan, for Alerting America That Neil Young and Joni Mitchell Are Still Alive

About Those ‘270 Doctors’ Calling to Censor Joe Rogan…


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