Ted Cruz slams Dems for canceling Joe Rogan while overlooking Howard Stern
Republican Senator Ted Cruz said that Democrats are attempting to criticize podcaster Joe Rogan for using the N-word in the past, but Howard Stern's history with the N-word is being overlooked since Stern sucks up to people in power. Cruz went on to say that the indignation over Rogan's vaccination takes and use of the N-word was intentional. Cruz stated, “This is an organized assassination of speech. Using the N-word is wrong. Neither you nor I support it — that’s not a word that should be used in polite society.”
Cruz’s claim was triggered by a recent collection of Rogan using the N-word on his podcast, which coincided with Stern's historical history of donning blackface and using the racial slur. On the most recent edition of the ‘Verdict With Ted Cruz’ podcast, Cruz remarked, "Look I’ve really grown to admire Rogan.” The senator added on Rogan's views on the Covid vaccination, “For those in power having someone willing to dissent with a really big megaphone scares them." Cruz went on to explain why he believes Stern has avoided the same kind of backlash as Rogan for his racial slur. Cruz believes that if Rogan is "canceled" over the N-word video, others who have used the slur may be entitled to the same treatment.
He remarked, “I will tell you who else is used the n-word repeatedly, Joe Biden. Rappers like crazy. Howard Stern. They’re not canceling Howard Stern. Why? Because Howard Stern is surveilling. Kissing the behinds of those in power. It’s really a shame Howard Stern started out a rebel, and now he echoes the words of the petty tyrants. If you shut up and echo what they say. You’re okay.” Along with Stern and President Joe Biden, the senator chastised Jimmy Kimmel for escaping cancellation due to previous discrimination. He remarked, "If you’re Jimmy Kimmel you can dress in blackface. You can do whatever you want because you’re a mouthpiece for the regime."
Ted Cruz now comes to the defense of Joe Rogan after his N-word controversy. “I will tell you who else is using the n-word repeatedly - Joe Biden, rappers like crazy, Howard Stern.” pic.twitter.com/AKFhvtx3ZH— Ron Filipkowski (@RonFilipkowski) February 12, 2022
Howard Stern’s black face routine has yet to earn the outrage of those attacking Joe Rogan for quoting others using a word.— Cernovich (@Cernovich) February 6, 2022
When it comes to Howard Stern's usage of the N-word, People reported on his response over two years ago, when he talked about how he used it in a 1993 spoof. He now claims he cringes when he sees it, that he has matured and changed since then, and that he would no longer do the act in that manner. He also addressed the same concern that Cruz is making today in 2020: He said at that time, “I went into therapy and said, ‘What is this? Do I always have to be the guy pulling my pants down? Can I find a way to do the show where I can be a lot happier?’ Over the years, I did change the show. A lot of people who did like that humor, where I was completely pulling my pants off and doing it, those people are pissed off at me now.”