Podcaster Joe Rogan praised those on the Right and Fox News — who he said “f***ing had my back” — after he was attacked by people on the “far-Left” for interviewing vaccine skeptics on his Spotify show, as well as things he’s said about COVID.
During “The Joe Rogan Experience” podcast Tuesday, the host, who said he’s “so liberal,” was talking to his guest comedian Fahim Anwar about this “narrative” that comedian Dave Chappelle’s jokes are “transphobic,” which he said just isn’t true. Rogan admitted he would never have imagined years ago that it would be conservative hosts, media outlets on the Right, and Fox News who would not only have Chappelle’s “back,” but his back also after he was attacked over the information he shared on his show about COVID-19 and the subsequent vaccines. It starts at the 17:07 minute mark here.
“We live in this weird era where you can’t even make fun of a thing unless you’re a bad person,” Rogan explained. “You’re a hater. Like fun equals hate now.”
He noted how comedian Ricky Gervais is “catching a lot” of heat for his latest special, “Supernature,” and said that it’s “really interesting” that it’s basically “left-leaning websites that have a problem” with Gervais and Chappelle, not the Right.
“Who would’ve thought that, if you look back on the early days, what we used to think of as conservative versus liberal, liberal was pro-free speech,” the host said. “People were open-minded, non-violent. And people were open to other people’s ideas.”
Rogan then pointed out that previously the “Right was like a suppressive, nanny state, condemned certain language, condemned certain behaviors,” Rogan said. “That’s not the case today. Today, the Left has gone so f***ing far Left, so radical, that the Right are the ones that are celebrating comedians, and celebrating Chappelle.”
“They had my back through all the crazy s*** that happened with me,” he added. “It was Fox News that f***ing had my back.”
“I’m so liberal,” Rogan continued. “I talk about it all the time. I am not a conservative … but I am pro-Second Amendment, and I am a hunter, and I am a cage fighting commentator, and I drink, and I smoke cigars, and I like to bow hunt.”