Heavily popular podcast host Joe Rogan admitted he was a “jerk f ** king” and “not a respected news source, even to me” when he addressed his selfish comments about young people in good health who do not need to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
Rogan, who has an audience of hundreds of millions, drew backlash – and a rebuke from Dr Anthony Fauci, the government’s top infectious disease specialist – when he said in an episode of his “Joe Rogan Experience” podcast posted on Spotify last week that “If you are a healthy person and exercise all the time, and are young and eat well, I don’t think you have to worry about it. “
On Thursday, Rogan clarified in a video shared on YouTube that he was “not an anti-vaxx person.” “I actually said I thought they were safe and I encourage a lot of people to take them. My parents were vaccinated, ”he explained. “I just said, ‘I don’t think if you’re a young, healthy person you need it.’ Their argument was that you need it for others.
“So you’re not transmitting the other virus,” his co-host said.
“It makes more sense,” Rogan agreed. “But that’s a different argument. It’s a different conversation. “
Rogan, whose show was bought by Spotify in a $ 100million deal last year, then attempted to explain the comments by saying he wasn’t planning what he was saying to the antenna.
He often drank or drank alcohol during broadcasts, he said, before accusing reporters of “clickbaity” of blowing his remarks out of proportion.
“I’m not a doctor I’m a fucking jerk and I’m a cage fight commentator who’s a dirty comedian who just told you I’m drunk most of the time and I testosterone and I smoke a lot of weed but I’m not a respected source of information even for myself, ”he said.
“If I say things, I’m always going to ‘check this Jamie out, I don’t know if that’s true,’” Rogan added. “But I at least try to be honest about what I’m saying.”
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