Joe Rogan thinks he’s really smart.
Here’s the plot twist: Joe Rogan pretends to be an average, run-of-the mill dude when it serves him. He’s spent years having it both ways. On the one hand, he’s amassed all the money and status you could ask for. He enjoys the respect and admiration often reserved for presidents and Nobel laureates. And yet, he is none of these. He’s a retired MMA jock who hosted some shows. There’s nothing special about him.
Because of that, he gets to be wrong.
When that happens, he hauls out his badge of mediocrity. You shouldn’t expect too much of Joe Rogan, because he’s “just some dude.” He partakes in the rewards of being exceptional, shirking any sense of responsibility that comes along with his influence.
Listen to this:
I’m not a doctor. I’m a f*cking moron, and I’m a cage fighting commentator. I’m not a respected source of information, even for me.
— Joe Rogan
That’s Joe Rogan “apologizing” after telling his 11 million listeners back in April that young, healthy people don’t need to get vaccinated for the coronavirus, based on nothing more than life experience. He acts like criticism is somehow uncalled for, or that it’s a “different conversation” to talk about herd immunity. Call me a woke bitch, but I don’t think you can spend years crafting a massive audience, then act like you have zero responsibility to share accurate information with them. You can’t give health advice that flouts medical science, then defend yourself by reminding everyone you’re an idiot with a microphone, after the the damage is done. You also can’t ridicule transgender people while defending white supremacists, then come back later and say you were just kidding about all that.
Well, never mind. Apparently you can.
If you’re a dude…