Neil Young calls for his music to be removed from Spotify in response to Joe Rogan vaccine misinformation

Neil Young has asked Spotify to remove his music from the platform in response to Joe Rogan’s “false vaccine information” that the company helped spread.

Young shared an open letter about it with his management and record label, which has since been removed from his website.

“I am doing this because Spotify is spreading false information about vaccines – potentially causing the death of those who believe the misinformation is being spread by them,” Neil Young’s letter read, according to rolling stone. “Please act immediately today and let me know the timing.”

“I want to let Spotify know immediately TODAY that I want all of my music removed from their platform,” continues Neil Young. “They can have Rogan or Young. Not both.”

Young appears to be referring to Joe Rogan Joe Rogan Experience Podcast. This podcast has been a hot spot for misinformation about COVID-19. On the podcast, Rogan did everything from encouraging young fans not to get vaccinated to interviewing controversial figure Dr. Robert Malone.

Malone is an immunologist who has compared COVID-19 vaccines to the rise of the Nazi Party in Germany.

“With approximately 11 million listeners per episode, JRE, which is hosted exclusively on Spotify, is the biggest and most influential podcast in the world,” adds Neil Young. “Spotify has a responsibility to mitigate the spread of misinformation on its platform, although the company currently has no misinformation policy.”

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