Controversial Spotify podcast host Joe Rogan has been known to ruffle liberal feathers on his show The Joe Rogan Experience. Here are some of the lesser known times that he was a bad-ss.
He bucked Hollywood for Texas
Rogan told Spartan Death Race CEO, Joe De Sena, that he was leaving Hollywood for the lone star state because it’s “somewhere where you have a little bit more freedom.”
The COVID-19 pandemic inspired his move. “When you look at the traffic, when you look at the economic despair, when you look at the homelessness problem that’s accelerated radically over the last six, seven, ten years, I think there’s too many people here,” he explained.
“Texas is buck wild, bro. You can bring a gun.” Rogan continued. “If California continues to be this restrictive, I don’t know if this is a good place to live.”
He blasted Brian Stelter and CNN
“They didn’t even understand the way they were describing it,” Rogan snapped. “They were describing it as if they’re entitled to viewers. They were saying, ‘There are people on YouTube right now that get more views than this show.'”
“This is because the market has spoken and your show’s f***in’ terrible. Well, Brian Stelter’s show keeps slipping and slipping and slipping in the ratings,” he went on. “Same with Don Lemon’s. It’s the same thing. Everybody knows they’re not real. They’re not real humans.”
He went after Stelter for a softball interview with former White House press secretary Jen Psaki.
“How about Brian Stelter talking to the press secretary saying, ‘What are we doing wrong? What are we doing wrong?’ Like, hey motherf***er, you’re supposed to be a journalist!” Rogan spat.
“And they wonder why they get no views,” his guest replied.
“But it’s not even that,” Rogan slammed. “They’re obviously being told a certain amount of what to do.”
He made waves for treating his COVID infection with Ivermectin
The Spotify host announced that after testing positive for COVID-19, he took a cocktail of drugs to treat it, which included the controversial horse dewormer Ivermectin.
“Hello friends, so I got back from the road Saturday night, feeling very weary, I had a headache and I just felt run down,” he said in an Instagram video. “And just to be cautious, I separated from my family, slept in a different part of the house, and throughout the night I got fevers and sweats, and I knew what was going on.”
He got tested the next morning and found out that he had the coronavirus. “So we immediately threw the kitchen sink at it, all kinds of meds, monoclonal antibodies, ivermectin, Z-Pak, prednisone, everything,” Rogan explained.
He roasted Democrats for calling conservatives “white supremacists”
Rogan savaged liberals for saying that Winsome Sears becoming the first black lieutenant governor to be elected into Virginia office was a “victory for White Supremacy.”
“They’re out of their f***ing mind. That lady that was the new lieutenant governor of Virginia that is a black woman. … She’s sponsored by the NRA. I don’t know what all of her accolades are, but she’s an incredibly articulate lady, powerful woman,” he said. “They’re saying that her becoming the lieutenant governor is a victory for white supremacy. I read that.”
He compared Sears and California recall gubernatorial candidate, Larry Elder, who liberals called the “Black face of White supremacy.”
“What?! What are you saying?! What the f— are you saying?!” Rogan snarled. “You can disagree with the man’s politics but that ‘White supremacy’ is like a stamp they like to put on as many things as they can.”
“You can’t be gay and be in ISIS, you know?” he continued. “That’s like being a black white supremacist, but actually, that’s possible now. They’re saying that. Any time a black person says anything that doesn’t go with the Democratic Party narrative. They said that person’s carrying water for white supremacists.”
He defended Marvel actor Chris Pratt for being a Christian
Rogan claimed that Hollywood elites are afraid of being labeled as conservatives and cited Chris Pratt being voted the “Worst Chris” on Twitter as an example.
“Even Chris Pratt gets in trouble, cause he’s Christian,” Rogan said. “He’s the nicest f–king guy I’ve ever met in my life.”
He said the online “bully pile-on” is fueled by “insane people that hate their jobs that are sitting in front of the cubicle when their boss isn’t looking they’re tweeting bad things about Chris Pratt.”
“You see someone being vulnerable and you can snipe at them, and you don’t have any repercussions, and they’re not in front of you, so you attack the guy,” he continued. “He’s so nice. Chris Pratt is like one of the nicest people I’ve ever met in my life. He’s genuinely friendly. I’ve been in hunting camp with him. He’s nice to everybody. My point is I’ve seen him interact with people. He’s super kind, super normal guy.”
He called out Nancy Pelosi over for defending congressional STOCK Act violators
Rogan responded to Pelosi’s stance that members of Congress and their spouses should not be banned from trading, “Because this is a free market and people – we are a free market economy. They should be able to participate in that.”
“They make their money when they get out,” he snapped. “What it is is [it’s] like an investment, if you get out you will have money for speaking engagements with all the companies that you helped, all the companies that you like, ‘Hey, I like you. I like you. Let’s hang out, let’s party.’”
“They’re like, ‘Hey, Mike. Mike the former president, we’d love to have you come speak at our conference, and we’re willing to pay you a half a million dollars.’ So this [it’s] like weird bribes,” he continued.