Sussexes Called 'Grifters' on Talk Show Amid Their Criticism of Spotify
Prince Harry and Meghan, who signed a podcast deal with Spotify in 2020, have joined other celebrities in attacking Joe Rogan's podcast over misinformation. One of Rogan's episodes featured anti-vaccine virologist Robert Malone, yet his podcast remains one of the most popular on the streaming service and has an audience of 11 million.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were called "grifters", "pathetic", and "irrelevant" on Fox News on Sunday over their criticism of Spotify.
"That annoying fake duchess from LA and her brain-dead husband threatened to walk unless Spotify muzzled Joe Rogan. But they're not going anywhere", said host Tucker Carlson. “These two grifters have a $25 million deal with Spotify for essentially no work".
He noted that the pair "have produced just over 30 minutes of content", which "means these two have been paid about a million dollars for each minute of talking they've done".
"That's a good gig. It's too good to leave", he said.
On another talk show, "The Five", retired New York Judge Jeanine Pirro, invited as a guest, claimed the Sussexes are "pathetic" and "irrelevant".
In December of last year, episodes of the Joe Rogan podcast were released on Spotify with cardiologist Peter McCullough and virologist Robert Malone. The latter doubted the effectiveness of vaccines and received a ban on Twitter for spreading false information about COVID-19, but the episodes are still available on Spotify.
In January, a group of more than 200 professors and public health officials called for action over the controversial podcast. Legedary musician Neil Young later demanded that Spotify remove his music from the platform. The motion was joined by Canadian singer Joni Mitchell and many other artists.
On 31 January, Spotify announced
that it would begin tagging podcasts discussing the coronavirus and the platform has since removed over 100 episodes.