Joe Rogan slams 'woke' culture for 'silencing straight white men' as shock jock says it's 'going too far'
JOE Rogan slammed “woke culture” for “silencing straight white men” as he claimed on his podcast that it has become “f***ing crazy.”
The shock jock hit out at a culture where you can “never be woke enough” as he blasted the idea that he was “not allowed to talk” because of white privilege.
His comments come after he was widely criticized last month for his Covid vaccine response with Prince Harry warning him to watch his words.
Rogan was speaking on this week's episode of his podcast The Joe Rogan Experience with comedian Joe List.
The 53-year-old podcaster claimed that if it continued as it is, eventually “you’re not allowed to go outside.”
Rogan’s comments came as the pair discussed whether the comedy scene is being repressed.
“Can you make a good comedy movie anymore, or have they made it so dangerous in terms of being canceled, that comedy movies are no longer something you can do?” Rogan asked.
“You can never be woke enough, that’s the problem.
“It keeps going. It keeps going further and further and further down the line, and if you get to the point where you capitulate, where you agree to all these demands, it’ll eventually get to — straight white men are not allowed to talk.
“Because it’s your privilege to express yourself when other people of color have been silenced throughout history," Rogan continued.
“It will be, you’re not allowed to go outside. Because so many people were imprisoned for so many."
List interrupted Rogan by laughing at his comments but the podcast host insisted he stood by his words.
“I’m not joking,” he said. “It really will get there. It’s that crazy.
“We just gotta be nice to each other, man. And there’s a lot of people that are taking advantage of this weirdness in our culture, and then that becomes their thing. Their thing is calling people out for their privilege, calling people out for their position.”
“It’s f***ing crazy times,” Rogan concluded.
Rogan’s podcast has more than 11million listeners and was bought by Spotify last year for $100million.
He has come under fire, however, for more controversial interviews.
Spotify has since removed shows featuring Proud Boys founder Gavin McInnes, disgraced comedian Chris D’Elia, and former Breitbart news editor Milo Yiannopoulos.
Rogan’s name began trending on social media on Monday night after the podcast was released as some users hit out at his comments.
“Respectfully, I would argue that not being allowed to talk is the exact opposite of the problem Joe Rogan has,” one read.
“I’m willing to make this sacrifice if it also gets Joe Rogan to shut the hell up,” comedian Andrew Nadeau wrote.
Rogan was also criticized last month for his response to the Covid vaccine.
He claimed that “healthy young people” didn’t need to be vaccinated.
The podcast host later took back the comments and insisted that he wasn’t an “anti-vax person.”
Rogan called himself a “f***ing moron” as he pointed out “I’m not a doctor.”
“I'm a cage-fighting commentator who is a dirty stand-up comedian," he said.
"I'm drunk most of the time, and I do testosterone and I smoke a lot of weed.
"I'm not a respected source of information, even for me … But I at least try to be honest about what I'm saying," Rogan added.
His vaccine comments had drawn criticism from Prince Harry who warned he needs to "watch what comes out of his mouth."
Speaking on the Armchair Expert podcast, Prince Harry said: "The issue is in today’s world with misinformation endemic, you’ve got to be careful about what comes out of your mouth."
He added that it would have been better for Rogan to "stay out of it" and that "with a platform comes responsibility."
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