Joe Rogan‘s walking back his COVID-19 comments suggesting young, healthy people don’t need to get vaccinated, and he wants to make it clear he’s not a doctor, not an anti-vaxxer … but he IS a “f***ing moron.”
The immensely popular podcast host and UFC commentator addressed the backlash he got this week on Thursday’s episode of “The Joe Rogan Experience,” saying … “I am not an anti-vaxx person. In fact, I said I believe they are safe and I encourage many people to take them.”
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Rogan explained that he felt if you’re a young healthy person, you don’t need it — something widely refuted by experts like Dr. Anthony Fauci — but Joe now concedes what he said was misguided amid the pandemic.
Joe says … “Their argument was you need it for other people. That makes more sense, but that’s a different argument. That’s a different conversation.” He later repeated it makes sense to consider other people’s health and safety.
Spotify’s Joe Rogan encourages “healthy” young people not to get a coronavirus vaccine. His show is Spotify’s most popular podcast.
“If you’re like 21 years old, and you say to me, should I get vaccinated? I’ll go no.” pic.twitter.com/5dX98xUaHS
— Alex Paterson (@AlexPattyy) April 27, 2021 @AlexPattyy
He went on to blame media “click bait” for blowing the whole thing out of proportion, but added … “I’m not a doctor. I am a f***ing moron. And, I’m a cage-fighting commentator who’s a dirty standup comedian … I’m not a respected source of information even for me.
Rogan concluded … “But, I at least try to be honest about what I am saying.”