Joe Rogan: 'I'm not a doctor, I'm a f***-ing moron,' after backlash to anti-vaccination remarks

  

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Via:  john-russell  •  2 months ago  •  5 comments

By:   Mike Murphy (MSN)

Joe Rogan: 'I'm not a doctor, I'm a f***-ing moron,' after backlash to anti-vaccination remarks
On his massively popular Spotify podcast Thursday, Joe Rogan attempted to walk back comments he made last week that suggested young, healthy people don't need to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

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That's what Joe Rogan said on his massively popular Spotify podcast Thursday, reacting to backlash after comments he made last week that suggested young, healthy people don't need to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

"The Joe Rogan Experience" podcast is heard by tens of millions of listeners — many of them young, healthy people — and health officials had called his comments reckless and missing the crucial point that getting vaccinated helps protect others from getting infected — not just the individual.

In his podcast Thursday, Rogan attempted to clarify his comments, and admitted he's not qualified to be giving medial advice: "I'm not a respected source of information, even for me … But I at least try to be honest about what I'm saying."

"I'm not an anti-vax person," he said. "I said I believe they're safe and I encourage many people to take them. My parents were vaccinated. I just said that if you're a young, healthy person that you don't need it.

"Their argument was, you need it for other people … But that's a different argument. That's a different conversation."

Many experts would argue that last point.

"You're talking about yourself in a vacuum," Dr. Anthony Fauci, President Joe Biden's top pandemic adviser, said during an interview with NBC's "Today" show on Wednesday, addressing Rogan's comments. "You're worried about yourself getting infected and the likelihood that you're not going to get any symptoms."

However, "even if you don't have any symptoms, you're propagating the outbreak because it is likely that you, even if you have no symptoms, that you may inadvertently and innocently then infect someone else who might infect someone who really could have a problem with a severe outcome," Fauci said.

Spotify, which gave Rogan a more-than-$100 million deal last year, had been pressured to take down the episode, but did not. Spotify previously did remove about 40 episodes of Rogan's show that included misinformation and conspiracy theories.

Spotify shares are down 16% year to date, after plunging Wednesday following earnings that indicated user growth was slowing.

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JohnRussell
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1  seeder  JohnRussell    2 months ago
'I'm Not A Doctor, I'm A F***-Ing Moron,'

Should people be listening to morons about public health issues ? 

 
 
 
Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom
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1.1  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom  replied to  JohnRussell @1    2 months ago
Should people be listening to morons about public health issues ? 

Folks did a whole lot of listening to Donald Trump, and our current death toll is close to 600,000.

 
 
 
Kavika
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2  Kavika     2 months ago
'I'm Not A Doctor, I'm A F***-Ing Moron,'

He got that part right.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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2.1  seeder  JohnRussell  replied to  Kavika @2    2 months ago

Joe Rogan has a bigger audience than most of the people we see anchor shows on the cable news channels. 

No one does basic oversight on these type of shows on the internet. 

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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3  Buzz of the Orient    2 months ago

One of the main reasons why I wish I could be beamed back to the early 1950s - we didn't get to read or hear the kind of bullshit that destroys a civilized nation like is happening these days - what we DID have to laugh at was the National Enquirer. 

 
 
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