Some folks in the Hip Hop world, such as Fat Joe of all people, have a huge problem with Joe Rogan having used the N-word in the past.
Although Rogan never used it in an aggressive context, folks like Joe would argue a white person can never say it.
Charlamagne is sympathetic to that point of view. But he also doesn't think Rogan is particularly racist and believes a lot of Joe's critics need to check themselves before opening their mouths.
"If you're a radio personality, a podcaster, rapper, comedian, artist in general, anybody that does this for a living and if you open your mouth, and words come out for a living, you can't be for censorship. And if you are from a certain era, there is no way in hell you can look at Joe Rogan and be like, that's f*cked up. That's what's killing me about all of this, the lack of self-awareness that some people have, the hypocrisy."
According to CTG the one time he thought Joe did go too far was his notorious Planet of The Apes joke [below]. But even then Joe showed a self-awareness that many of his critics haven't.
"The Planet of the Apes was the worst to one me, but by the way, that was twelve years ago. We've all made f*cked up, terrible jokes. And I listen to Joe Rogan, I don't know him personally but I've met him twice, but I've been listening to him for over a decade. The one thing I've always liked about Joe is his self-awareness. If you go back and watch the Planet of the Apes thing, even in that commentary, he literally goes, 'oh my bad, that's f*cked up. That was racist.
The thing that really got me this week was the lack of self-awareness from some people. Cause I'm watching certain folks taking him to task and I'm like bro, I've been following you for years."
We're pretty sure CTG is talking about Trevor Noah.