World-renowned podcaster and famed UFC shade commentator Joe Rogan lately informed the mainstream media it “feels gross” to be accepting a $100 million payout from Spotify throughout a worldwide pandemic, particularly when so many individuals are out of labor.
I do know precisely how he feels.
Final night time I felt tremendous gross whereas shoveling in my third home made cannoli from Cipolli’s in Collingswood, notably with so many ravenous folks on the planet. However I greedily choked down each final chew as a result of I’m American and that’s kinda what we do.
“Like, it doesn’t register. Appears faux,” Rogan lately informed The New York Instances about turning into “weirdly richer” only a few months forward of his 53rd birthday. “It feels gross. Particularly proper now, when folks can’t work.”
The coronavirus pandemic has turned the world the other way up by closing companies and shutting down total industries to assist stop the fast unfold of the respiratory illness. In consequence, tens of millions of individuals had been left unemployed and scrambling for aid.
Rogan was already king of the podcasts, pulling in an estimated $30 million for his “Joe Rogan Expertise” on YouTube (extra on that right here). It might most likely really feel much less gross if the previous Worry Issue host donated a few of that cash to assist the much less lucky, however that call is his and his alone.
Whereas we’re on the subject of charity and goodwill, maybe Rogan can mortgage UFC President Dana White a number of further payments to pay for this proposed tremendous combat?