Podcaster, comedian, and UFC commentator Joe Rogan revealed during a podcast released on Saturday that his sold-out event scheduled for April 20, 2022, in Vancouver, Canada, is unlikely to take place due to the nation’s vaccine mandate and other COVID-19 restrictions.
Rogan has been clear that he is not against vaccines but strongly opposes vaccine mandates.
“I should probably say this because I haven’t yet,” Rogan revealed. “My 4/20 show that’s sold-out in Vancouver, I don’t think that that’s happening.”
Joe Rogan announces that his 4/20/22 show in Canada will most likely be canceled due to the vaccine mandate.
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Rogan added he did not even think he could enter Canada under its current restrictions and his vaccination status.
“I don’t think I can even get into the country. I’m not vaccinated. I’m not going to get vaccinated. I have antibodies. It doesn’t make any sense,” Rogan stated.
The podcast host also argued that even if he could host his show that he was concerned the city would cut capacity similar to experiences in Toronto.
“I don’t think I can go, and even if I do go, I don’t trust that Vancouver is not going to follow suit the way Toronto did it where they cut capacity to 50%.”
It’s not the first time Rogan has spoken out against restrictions in Canada.
“Canada’s f****ed right now,” he said in a May podcast. “They’re so locked down…I don’t understand why they think that’s the solution.”
In an episode on Thursday, Rogan also blasted the environmental hazards of mask-wearing.
“Masks are like the Democrats’ MAGA hat. You wear it to make people feel comfortable. I know it’s illogical, and I’m fine wearing it if it relaxes people, and makes them feel better. But if people want to argue that they do something, it just doesn’t make any sense man. It doesn’t make any sense,” he said.
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Rogan became well-known for controversies regarding his own COVID-19 experience earlier in 2021. The Daily Wire previously reported:
Rogan famously contracted COVID-19 earlier this year, and received condemnation from the media establishment after announcing his treatment regimen, which included Ivermectin, monoclonal antibodies, prednisone and a vitamin drip.
Rogan later floated taking CNN to court after a high-profile reporter for the network falsely claimed on air that Rogan took horse dewormer to treat COVID-19.
“Do I have to sue CNN? They’re making s*** up. They keep saying I took horse dewormer. I literally got it from a doctor. It’s an American company. They won the Nobel Prize in 2015 for use in human beings, and CNN is saying I’m taking horse dewormer,” Rogan said on his podcast. “They must know that’s a lie.”
Rogan has become popular among many Americans over his outspoken views regarding freedom during the pandemic.
“As soon as you give politicians power, any kind of power that didn’t exist previously, if they can figure out a way to force you into carrying something that lets you enter businesses or lets you do this or let businesses open, historically, they are not going to give that power up, they find new reasons to use it,” Rogan said in a September episode. “We have to protect those freedoms at all costs, whether you agree with people’s choices or not, because it is the foundation that this country was founded on, freedom.”
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