Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have expressed their “concern” to Spotify over allowing “COVID misinformation” to be spread on its platform.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have weighed in on the growing controversy surrounding fellow Spotify star Joe Rogan and his false claims about the COVID vaccine.
Last week, Neil Young deleted his entire catalog from the streaming service and was followed by Joni Mitchell on Saturday.
The couple has a $25 million deal with the audio giant.
In a statement on Sunday, an Archewell spokesperson said: “Last April, our co-founders began expressing concerns to our partners at Spotify about the all-too-real impact of misinformation about COVID-19 on their platform.
“We have continued to voice our concerns to Spotify to ensure changes are made to its platform to address this public health crisis.”
“We look to Spotify to meet this moment and are determined to continue our work together as it does now,” the spokesperson added.
Rogan’s show “The Joe Rogan Experience” was not specifically mentioned in the statement.
But Page Six revealed last April that the pair were unhappy after Rogan claimed healthy young people shouldn’t bother getting a COVID-19 vaccine — despite advice from the CDC and medical experts saying otherwise.
Embarrassingly, he made his comments the same day Harry and Markle announced they would be joining President Joe Biden at Vax Live, a concert in LA aimed at increasing global vaccination efforts.
The Sussexes are among Spotify’s most famous personalities, having announced an exclusive partnership with the service in December 2020, saying they will “host and produce podcasts that build community through shared experiences, stories and values.”
So far, however, they’ve only released a short holiday special, and it was reported last week that Spotify had begun hiring staff to ramp up their production process. We’ve reached out to Spotify for comment.