Joe Rogan: Straight White Men Silenced Due to Woke Culture Joe Rogan during the UFC 247 ceremonial weigh-in at Toyota Center on February 07, 2020 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
By Brian Freeman | Wednesday, 19 May 2021 09:57 AM
Straight white men are being silenced because of "woke" culture, popular podcast host Joe Rogan said on one of his recent episodes, the New York Post reported.
"You can never be woke enough, that's the problem," he said on a an episode of "The Joe Rogan Experience," adding that, "it keeps going. It keeps going further and further and further down the line, and if you get to the point where you capitulate, where you agree to all these demands, it’ll eventually get to — straight white men are not allowed to talk. Because it's your privilege to express yourself when other people of color have been silenced throughout history."
Rogan added that, "it will be, you’re not allowed to go outside," explaining that "there’s a lot of people that are taking advantage of this weirdness in our culture, and then that becomes their thing. Their thing is calling people out for their privilege, calling people out for their position."
Rogan has more than 11 million listeners for his podcast, which was bought by Spotify for $100 million last year, according to the Post.
Rogan’s comments became a trending topic on Twitter.
One user's tweet appeared to sum up the criticism of his comments by saying, "Joe Rogan made his comments about straight white men not being able to talk due to 'woke culture' on his podcast which was acquired by Spotify in a $100m deal, that has 11 million listeners per episode and lets him talk about literally anything."
Rogan recently was criticized by many people after he claimed that healthy young adults do not need to get vaccinated, which goes against the advice of public health officials, NBC News reported.
Rogan later clarified in an episode of April 29 podcast that he was "not an anti-vax person."