Joe Rogan didn’t mince words when talking about President Joe Biden on his podcast Thursday, saying the 78-year-old president is not a “real leader” because “everyone knows he’s out of his mind.”
Rogan, who supported Bernie Sanders in the 2020 election, discussed the avalanche of changes that have happened in the United States this year with his guest, comedian Iliza Shlesinger.
“In the future, they’re gonna be saying it’s one of the most tumultuous periods in the history of the country,” Rogan said on his podcast, “The Joe Rogan Experience.”
“We’ll look back and it will be scary,” Shlesinger reacted. “Everybody was afraid of getting canceled, people were eating each other, nobody was listening to science.”
“We are coming across like f**king idiots, like animals,” she added.
“Well, we’re unhinged, in a lot of ways, and we’re not anchored down by a real leader,” Rogan said in agreement. “You know, we don’t really have a real leader in this country anymore. You can say Joe Biden is the president, he’s our leader, and you’d be correct on paper but, I mean, everybody knows he’s out of his mind. He’s just barely hanging in there.”
Shlesinger discussed the inputs that have caused “cancel” culture and said it was “scary just how angry the mob is.”
“They just want to see someone burn,” she continued.
“There is a disconnect between other people, right, that’s happening when you’re attacking somebody online. They’re not near you, you’re not talking to them, they’re not a human, they are the other, and you can attack them in that way,” Rogan said. “If they get taken down, they lose their job, people like it. It’s like you scored a point, you’re playing a video game, you killed a bad guy.”
Joe Rogan doesn’t hold back when talking about Joe Biden, “we don’t really have a leader in this country anymore.” pic.twitter.com/V30fktlihx
— The First (@TheFirstonTV) June 25, 2021
The reactions to Rogan’s remarks on Twitter were divided, but one notable tweet suggested that it’s time for people to stand up and cancel “cancel” culture.
Cancel Culture has power…because people are cowards and give them the power. Once people begin, in sufficient numbers saying fuck you no, I am going to counter burn you to the ground, cancel culture of any influence will wither and die. C/C is approaching their wear out date.
— Hatchetforce (@Hatchetforce) June 25, 2021
However, another tweet, which one can only hope was written tongue in cheek and was not suggesting actual genocide, proposed that anyone who doesn’t conform to the middle of the political spectrum should be canceled altogether.
LOL, as if the last President had any leadership qualities. How about we just get rid of the extremes in this country, cancel culture on the left and batshit crazy conspiracy theorists on the right and things would be just fine.
— Fast Eddie C (@ChiltonEddie) June 25, 2021
Rogan’s podcast, the most listened-to podcast of 2020, has been the subject of cancel culture itself. Earlier this year, Spotify removed at least 42 episodes from its archive. Many of the podcasts that were flushed down the memory hole featured conservative guests.
Rogan also faced backlash this year from the angry mob for suggesting that healthy young people do not need to receive the vaccine. “But if you’re like 21 years old, and you say to me, should I get vaccinated? I’ll go no.”
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