Controversial podcast host Joe Rogan has come under fire after a series of claims about Australia turned out to be completely false.
Podcast megastar Joe Rogan has been summoned live on-air for pushing false claims about Australian food laws.
During an episode of his popular podcast The Joe Rogan Experience, the 54-year-old claimed politicians in NSW were trying to “pass a law that wouldn’t allow you to grow your own food”.
“I want to know what their justification was, but I’m pretty sure it had to do with agricultural pollution,” Rogan said in Thursday’s episode, which featured media personality and regular guest Bryan “Hotep Jesus” Sharpe.
“You could justify it if you’re a real asshole,” he continued, adding that he believed certain Australian authorities were “damned creeps.”
“We’re going to stop these bastards from growing their own food… because that’s how you smoke an anti-vaxxer, because you can’t go to a supermarket and grow your own food,” he said.
However, his rant was cut short when producer Jamie Vernon, who regularly googles live topics, intervened to tell his boss he was wrong.
“The closest I could find is something like that, but that’s not what you said,” Vernon said, referring to an article related to New Zealand laws, which he quickly clarified was itself “false”.
“It must be real… it seems too good not to be,” Rogan replied, before declaring after a pause that he too couldn’t find the law he was referring to.
“Damn it better not be fake…it could be fake,” he said.
Twitter users were quick to act on Rogan’s mistake, with many expressing disappointment that the host didn’t take the time to check his ideas before broadcasting them live.
“If only @joerogan had taken the time to read my very helpful @ReutersFacts fact check on this,” wrote journalist Nick Hardinges.
“Neither Australia nor any part of Australia is passing a law preventing people from growing their own food.”
“What would be better is if he did the research BEFORE he talked about it on his podcast,” wrote another commenter.
The slip-up is the latest in an ever-growing list of false claims Rogan has aired on his show.
the podcaster was “cancelled” earlier this year for allegedly spreading misinformation about Covid-19 after making a number of claims about vaccine safety and efficacy.
A particularly controversial episode featuring the controversial physician and biochemist Robert Malone sparked a deep-seated outcry from critics and even some fans.
dr. Malone, who worked on the early development of mRNA vaccines in the late 1980s and 1990s, has received widespread condemnation from the medical community in the past year for claiming that spike proteins activated by some Covid-19 vaccines are dangerous. contain toxicity levels.
He has regularly encouraged people to avoid vaccines, claiming that the injections designed to fight the virus “don’t work”.
That particular episode saw a number of musicians – including well-known artists Neil Young and Joni Mitchell — asking to have their music removed from Spotify, which had paid Rogan more than $150 million in 2020 for exclusive hosting rights.
The fallout saw Spotify get more than 100 episodes of the podcast and add “content advisories” to those who discuss the virus, with Rogan himself who then gives in that he would “try more to get people with differing opinions about it”, and promised to “do my best to make sure I have researched these topics”.
Rogan has also come under fire for maintaining some fringe conspiracy theories, as well as advocating against transgender athletes participating in elite sports and exploring various social taboos, with regulars including controversial media figures Alex JonesTim Pool and Jordan Petersonamong other things.
Despite the hot-water topics regularly covered on the program, Rogan’s streaming numbers remain incredibly high with an estimated 11 million listens per episode, making his show the most streamed podcast on Spotify.
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