People want to boycott Joe Rogan’s podcast after he told people to ‘vote Republican’

Rachel Lang

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People want to boycott Joe Rogan’s podcast after he told people to ‘vote Republican’

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Joe Rogan has found himself at the centre of another boycotting scandal after he implored his listeners to 'vote Republican' in a recent episode of his podcast.

The Joe Rogan Experience host and Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers sat down to discuss what they thought were 'serious errors' made by the Democrats during the Covid-19 pandemic.

"I hope there’s lessons learned in this because this is a new thing," Rogan said on his top-charting Spotify podcast.

The two then unleashed their criticisms of America's lockdown measures and Covid-19 policies, specifically those that were largely enforced in Democrat-led states.

"We had never had this before," he said.

"No one that was alive today had ever experienced a true pandemic and I’m hoping that now that this is over, people are going to recognise that some serious errors were made and not repeat those.

"As far as compensation for all of those people that were forced to close their businesses and keep their doors shuttered and lost everything they had worked for decades to build—no, they’re just going to be angry."

The Joe Rogan Experience/YouTube.
The Joe Rogan Experience/YouTube.

The pro-footballer player then asked what Rogan tells people who were disenfranchised by the Democrat's Covid-19 response.

Rogan responded without skipping a beat: "Vote Republican."

He added: "That’s what a lot of them are going to do."

Activist group Occupy Democrats has called on their supporters to boycott the controversial podcaster.

"Influential podcaster Joe Rogan ignorantly urges Americans to 'vote Republican' as a form of supposed payback for businesses closing down due to the pandemic," they wrote in a tweet.

"[This is a] dangerous rhetoric as the [Republican Party} embraces full fascism."

They then called on their supporters to retweet them if they want to 'demand that Spotify drop Joe Rogan'.

The tweet has since generated nearly 4,000 retweets and nearly 8,000 reactions.

Rogan, however, is no stranger to controversy.

His critics swelled in ranks after the top podcaster and MMA commentator used his public standing to platform vaccine sceptics, anti-vaxxers, and others who questioned lockdown measures during the pandemic.

Music legend Neil Young pulled his songs from Spotify as a result of Rogan's presence on the music streaming service, with Ava DuVernay, Joni Mitchell, Nils Lofgren, India Arie, Graham Nash, David Crosby and Stephen Stills following suit.

Topics: News, US News, Joe Rogan, Politics, Republicans, Spotify

Rachel Lang
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