Joe Rogan took a swipe at President Joe Biden’s administration over talk about a possible gas stove ban that made headlines this week before the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission walked back the idea.
The Spotify podcaster and UFC commentator shared an edited picture on his Instagram clearly mocking the idea of some kind of government agency being sent out to commandeer gas stoves as he praised the image.
“Not sure who made this [image], but f***ing bravo to whoever it was,” Rogan captioned his post. “Edit: props to [grandoldmemes]. I’ve been told they created this.”
In the photo, are four men of some kind of authority wearing green gear and badges with the image “Gas Stove Unit” photoshopped on their outfits. The men are standing with a white gas stove in front of them.
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Rogan’s post comes after reports surfaced earlier this week that the Biden administration was considering a ban on gas stoves, as previously reported.
“This is a hidden hazard,” Richard Trumka Jr., a commissioner of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) who was nominated by Biden, told Bloomberg News. “Any option is on the table. Products that can’t be made safe can be banned.”
Days later, the regulatory agency appeared to back down from the idea, with Product Safety Commission Chairman Alex Hoehn-Saric sharing that the agency has no plans to prohibit natural gas stoves after the idea was widely mocked and ridiculed, as previously reported.
Twitter had a field day with it as well, sharing memes and tweets about the idea.
Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis tweeted out a picture showing two stoves, with the message “Don’t tread on Florida, and don’t mess with gas stoves!”
Don’t tread on Florida, and don’t mess with gas stoves! pic.twitter.com/FNETzpuANe
— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) January 12, 2023
Actor Kevin Sorbo tweeted, “Gas stoves are bad because they can’t be turned off remotely.”
Gas stoves are bad because they can’t be turned off remotely.
— Kevin Sorbo (@ksorbs) January 12, 2023
Libs Of TikTok shared images on their account showing Democrat lawmakers using gas stoves.
Gas stoves for me but not for thee pic.twitter.com/UrXzzlfziQ
— Libs of TikTok (@libsoftiktok) January 11, 2023
Republican Texas Sen. Ted Cruz tweeted, “Joe Biden’s FAA grounded every plane and he says he doesn’t know why. We learned he held classified docs in his private Penn Biden Center office and he says the news took him by surprise. And his admin floated a gas stove ban & was shamed into retracting. It’s just Wednesday.”
Joe Biden's FAA grounded every plane and he says he doesn’t know why.
We learned he held classified docs in his private Penn Biden Center office and he says the news took him by surprise.
And his admin floated a gas stove ban & was shamed into retracting.
It's just Wednesday.
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) January 11, 2023