‘Assault On Women’s Sports’: Joe Rogan Says Lia Thomas Might Be ‘Woke Straw’ That ‘Breaks’ Society’s Back

Joe Rogan introduces fighters during the UFC 269 ceremonial weigh-in at MGM Grand Garden Arena on December 10, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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Podcaster Joe Rogan didn’t beat around the bush when he said Penn swimmer Lia Thomas, a biological male who identifies as a female, is an “assault on women’s sports.”

During “The Joe Rogan Experience” podcast Thursday, Rogan and his guest comedian Yannis Pappas talked about how things are kind of backward these days and how a person can’t say something that’s not popularly accepted without hiding behind some “kind of anonymity.”

The host agreed, but noted how he’s starting to see a “pushback,” and that Thomas is an example of people having reached a breaking point when it comes to transgender individuals competing in sports. The exchange begins at the 1:25:31 minute mark in the show.

“What it is now is an assault on women’s sports,” Rogan explained. “And the idea that anybody would think it’s fair that someone who [was] number 462 as a man … in the nation is number one as a woman a year later, and that’s fair? … That might be the woke straw that breaks the society’s camel back.”

“Because people are — women are so frustrated, or parents if your daughter’s competing, and they’re competing against a trans woman, it’s not fair,” he added. “It’s just not fair. No matter what anybody says. There’s this nonsense idea of like, ‘Well, there’s outliers.’”

“There’s outliers and then there’s biological males,” Rogan continued. “That’s beyond outliers.”

The host noted how in all other areas of society, people are all “pretty accepting” of a person becoming trans. He explained that where people aren’t okay with it is in sports because it’s “clearly not fair.”

“Athletic competition, that’s where the real pushback is,” the podcaster said. “People are like, ‘Hey, the f***? This is not fair. This is clearly not fair.’ There’s a reason why we have a distinction between men and women’s sports.”

Rogan also said he thinks this could be “terrible for the whole trans movement because it makes people more cynical” and “less likely to accept it.”

As previously reported by the Daily Wire:

Podcast host Joe Rogan last week said it was “f***ed up” that transgender University of Pennsylvania swimmer Lia Thomas, who previously competed in men’s athletics, is cleaning up against biological female competitors.

Rogan told podcast host and comedian Tim Dillon that biologically female athletes are being forced to compete against biological males without having any say in the matter. In a sport like MMA, Rogan argued, a female fighter could agree to a fight a transgender fighter who is biologically male. But in a sport like swimming, you can’t choose your competitors.

Related: Mom Speaks Out In Explosive Video Over Trans Swimmer Lia Thomas: ‘A Full-Grown Male’ ‘Taking’ From Women

Related: Megyn Kelly Slams Lia Thomas: This ‘Is Not The Women’s Champion’ And Has ‘Some Nerve’ Pretending To Be

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