CTV is taking the heat from “Nerd Fury” host and comedian Joe Rogan after a controversial segment aired on Tuesday.
“Nerds,” Rogan, who has been outspoken about the use of “N-word” and other racist terms in comedy, said in the segment that was posted on the popular comedy site Comedy Central.
Rogan said he and co-hosts Ben Shapiro and Rob McElhenney had not intended to offend anyone.
The segment has since been pulled from Comedy Central and has since garnered some criticism.
Rogans “NERDS” show, which is hosted by his wife and features a special guest, was hosted by host John Oliver and featured some of the top names in the comedy industry, including Stephen Colbert and Mike Birbiglia.
Roganes “NERO FANBOYS” also received criticism, with many calling for his resignation and others accusing him of being “an asshole.”
Rogan and Shapiro released a statement Monday apologizing for the segment and saying they were proud of the work they did.
“I want to apologize for any hurt this has caused to anyone who has had the opportunity to be a part of this special episode,” the statement read.
“We both deeply regret that we had to remove the segment.
We want to take this opportunity to acknowledge how much of a difference a show like ours can make, and we have no intention of changing how we present our work.”
The controversy comes just months after the release of a new season of “Real Time with Bill Maher” that was more politically and politically neutral.
Rogano, who was born in the United Kingdom, is a veteran of the “Dancing with the Stars” competition show.