Podcaster Joe Rogan: ‘Young’ and ‘Healthy’ People Should Not Get Vaccine
By Movieguide® Staff
Joe Rogan, the UFC color commentator and podcast host, recently offered his opinion on the COVID-19 vaccine.
Rogan is candid about his political and social opinions and opened up about his stance on his podcast, “The Joe Rogan Experience.”
“People say, do you think it’s safe to get vaccinated? I’ve said, yeah, I think for the most part it’s safe to get vaccinated. I do. I do,” Rogan said. “But if you’re like 21-years-old, and you say to me, ‘should I get vaccinated?’ I’ll go ‘no.’
“Are you healthy? Are you a healthy person?” he continued. “If you’re a healthy person, and you’re exercising all the time, and you’re young, and you’re eating well, I don’t think you need to worry about this.”
Rogan, who invites guests to discuss hot-button topics, spoke to comedian Dave Smith about the vaccine, vaccine passports, and the Biden Administrations’ collusion with Big Tech.
“I hate to say that if someone’s children died from this. I’m very sorry that that happened. I’m not in any way diminishing that,” Rogan told Smith. “But I’m saying the personal experience that my children had with Covid was nothing.”
CNN claimed that Rogan’s episode could be classified as misinformation about the pandemic:
Tech platforms have taken action against vaccine misinformation. Both Facebook and Twitter have removed false claims about Covid-19 vaccines. Spotify, as well, has removed misleading content including a podcast in March. A Spotify spokesperson said at the time, ‘Spotify prohibits content on the platform which promotes dangerous false, deceptive, or misleading content about COVID-19 that may cause offline harm and/or pose a direct threat to public health.’
As of April 28, Spotify has not taken down the episode.
However, others were not as fortunate. For example, Movieguide® previously reported on the suspension of actor Kevin Sorbo’s Facebook page for expressing similar views:
Facebook responded to Kevin Sorbo after the Christian actor announced the company had deleted his account without explanation.
“We removed Kevin Sorbo’s Page for repeatedly sharing debunked claims about the coronavirus or vaccines,” a Facebook spokesperson said in a statement.