Oh, joy! Oh, bliss! The disgruntled, attention-seeking Royals have weighed in.
Harry and Meghan appear to be very concerned about “COVID disinformation” now that Neil Young and Joni Mitchell made a big hullabaloo over Joe Rogan allegedly spreading false information on his show.
Although not mentioning Rogan by name, Harry and Meghan are now voicing their concerns to Spotify where they have an exclusive deal for their Archwell Audio podcast.
In December 2020, Harry and Meghan inked a $25 million deal with Spotify to host a podcast in order to produce content “that uplifts and entertains audiences around the world.”
The multi-million dollar Spotify deal with the Sussexes had enraged musicians who were upset with how much Spotify was paying them for their music — about a half-cent per stream.
So far, Archwell Audio has produced a 2-minute trailer and a 30-minute Christmas special, both of which aired in December 2020.
Despite not producing anything at all in 2021 or early into 2022, Harry and Meghan are now “raising concerns” about COVID disinformation.
Back in April, Page Six reported that sources close to the Sussexes thought that they’d be very upset when Rogan said that he didn’t think young, healthy people really needed to be vaccinated. The episode was on the same day that Harry and Meghan announced that they were joining President Biden for his lame “Vax Live” event. We later learned that men under the age of 30 were at higher risk for myocarditis and pericarditis.
The couple has apparently been back and forth with Spotify over “COVID disinformation” since Rogan’s comments in April.
Is that why they haven’t produced a proper podcast yet?
Britain’s Prince Harry and his wife Meghan have expressed their concern to Spotify about COVID-19 misinformation on its platform and are committed to continuing to work with the company, a spokesperson for their Archewell foundation said on Sunday…
…Harry and Meghan signed a series of corporate deals, including to produce and host podcasts for Spotify, as part of their efforts to make a living following their split with Britain’s royal family announced in 2020.
“Hundreds of millions of people are affected by the serious harms of rampant mis- and disinformation every day. Last April, our co-founders began expressing concerns to our partners at Spotify about the all too real consequences of COVID-19 misinformation on its platform,” the spokesperson said.
“We have continued to express our concerns to Spotify to ensure changes to its platform are made to help address this public health crisis. We look to Spotify to meet this moment and are committed to continuing our work together as it does.”
So, does this mean that they will give the $25 million back if they decide they don’t want to share a platform with Joe Rogan?
That seems unlikely for this pair.
These people haven’t heard of the Streisand Effect, have they?
The more they draw attention to Rogan’s “fringe and unacceptable views” the more people will tune in to hear what he has to say.
And can we talk about the grift of Harry and Meghan? They keep signing these massive deals and produce… nothing.
Meanwhile, Rogan’s out there working like a beast with his 3-hour long podcasts — the one with Jordan Peterson went on for 4 1/2 hours — plus his stand-up, and his UFC commentary.
He got where he was because he earned it.
They’re cashing in on the privilege that Harry was born with — his Royal lineage. And they produce nothing at all of value.
Harry has secured a $20 million dollar deal with Penguin Random House for his memoirs, which he insists will be “intimate and heartfelt” and an “accurate and wholly truthful” account of his life. To ensure that, he’s sought the assistance of ghostwriters.
It was later reported that that wasn’t the only book from the Sussexes — they’ve signed on for three additional books that will bring the deal closer into the $35-$40 million range. One will be a wellness book written by Meghan, another book by Harry that won’t be published until after the death of his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, and the content of the last book is unknown.
It’s time for these big platforms to stop handing cash over to these charlatans who rejected the life of royalty because they “didn’t want the spotlight” but continue to chase it to line their pockets.