PODCAST host Joe Rogan has been vocal about his political affiliations on his show The Joe Rogan Experience.
The 53-year-old got slammed on social media for suggesting to young people to not get the coronavirus vaccine because they are “fit and healthy.”
Is Joe Rogan a republican or democrat?
Joe Rogan has previously stated that his political affiliation is Independent.
He claims not to be a full on Republican or Democrat and shares beliefs from both parties, some liberal, some conservative.
Rogan spoke about his political views on his podcast, saying: “I don’t give a f*** if you’re a Republican or a Democrat. I share ideas from both sides.
“I’m kind of a hybrid in a lot of ways. … I don’t buy this idea that I have to be a part of one party or another party.”
Rogan says he is a registered Independent[/caption]
He also told former CIA officer Mike Baker that he is a “big supporter of the military, big supporter of the 2nd amendment” but remains “socially liberal.”
In January 2020, Rogan stated that he had been “liberal his whole life” and told comedian and progressive political commentator Jimmy Dore that he “is not right wing at all.”
Rogan said: “I’ve never voted right wing in my life. I voted Democrat, I voted independent. I’m not right wing at all.
“There’s nothing about me that’s right wing. I think there’s a lot of right-wing family values that I admire. But when it gets to homophobia, when it gets to women’s rights, that’s where I break.”
What did Joe Rogan say about coronavirus vaccines?
Rogan is facing serious backlash on social media regarding the coronavirus vaccines.
The podcaster said he recommended “vulnerable” people get the shot, adding his parents have had theirs and agreeing it was safe.
However, he said: “If you’re like 21 years old, and you say to me, Should I get vaccinated? I’ll go no.”
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that vaccinations are safe for everyone over 16 and are necessary for the country to reach herd immunity and safely open up.
Rogan is facing backlash over coronavirus vaccines[/caption]
Immediately after his comment went viral, social media users demanded Spotify — who stream’s Rogan’s podcast — to take down the episode.
Social media users claimed the episode was “deeply irresponsible” and “selfish,” but a source close to the streaming app told The Verge on April 27 that the show will remain on the platform.
According to the source, Rogan did not break the site’s policies on Covid misinformation as he did not take an outwardly anti-vaccine stance.
He also did not make a call to action, unlike explicitly anti-vaccine podcasts and music removed by the company in the past, said the source.
The Joe Rogan podcast is Spotify’s most popular and cut a deal with Rogan worth $100million back in 2020.
When did Joe Rogan start his podcast?
Rogan launched his podcast in December 2009.
“His podcast is one of the greatest things going. It’s like a journey around the known universe, as well as the unknown,” wrote Rolling Stone in 2015.
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The magazine added: “He started it with friend and fellow comic Brian Redban, just the two of them smoking weed and chewing the fat, nothing much going on, no grand ambitions.
“Early guests were largely confined to friends from MMA and comedy.
“But then Rogan started to haul in the more far-flung: marijuana activists, former porn stars… rappers, Egyptologists, triathlete vegans, whistle-blowers, mind coaches, insomniacs, experts on toxoplasmosis, and conspiracy theorists of all kinds (Bigfoot, UFOs, chemtrails, JFK, 9/11, the Apollo moon landing).”