Spotify CEO Daniel Ek Addresses Joe Rogan's Past N-Word Usage In Company Email

Spotify CEO Daniel Ek responded to a recent compilation of Joe Rogan saying the n-word by saying that he doesn’t believe censoring Rogan is the correct response. Ek explained his position in an email to staff on Sunday.

“While I strongly condemn what Joe has said and I agree with his decision to remove past episodes from our platform, I realize some will want more,” Ek wrote. “I want to make one point very clear—I do not believe that silencing Joe is the answer. We should have clear lines around content and take action when they are crossed, but canceling voices is a slippery slope.”