You can relax, folks, the rumors of Joe Rogan’s demise have been greatly exaggerated. Everybody’s favorite podcast host is still alive and well, despite the fact that a Twitter hoax claiming he was dead trended on Twitter this week.
The 54-year-old host of “The Joe Rogan Experience” podcast was trending on Wednesday after there were multiple accounts sharing a rumor that he had passed away, according to a report published by Newsweek.
“We are saddened to announce the passing of Joe Rogan,” a tweet from the account @joerogannhq went on to say. “He died peacefully in his home this afternoon, we will provide more details as they arrive, with respect to his family’s wishes.”
What kind of idiot would post this kind of thing without at least attempting to verify the information? Seems like a pretty basic step to take, right?
Here’s more on this from The Daily Wire:
The tricksters went one step further by including a message of condolences from UFC president Dana White. The faux sentiment added fuel to the rumor. “The entire UFC family is devastated to hear of Joe Rogan’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family she loved ones, and we will make sure to continue his legacy. – Dana White,” a screenshot of the now-deleted tweet read.
Apparently, this isn’t the first time Rogan’s death was falsely reported. These often trend with the hashtag #RIPJoeRogan. When one such hoax was circulating in 2014, Rogan responded by tweeting a link to the article with the caption, “I’m alive as f***, SON.”
Rogan is alive but he’s still causing controversy just by voicing opinions. Most recently, the popular podcaster came under fire for speaking out against trans collegiate swimmer Lia Thomas, a biological male who was permitted to compete against women.
“What it is now is an assault on women’s sports,” Rogan went on to stated during the episode, according to The Daily Wire. “And the idea that anybody would think it’s fair that someone who [was] number 462 as a man … in the nation is number one as a woman a year later, and that’s fair? … That might be the woke straw that breaks the society’s camel back.”
“Because people are — women are so frustrated, or parents if your daughter’s competing, and they’re competing against a trans woman, it’s not fair,” he added. “It’s just not fair. No matter what anybody says. There’s this nonsense idea of like, ‘Well, there’s outliers.’”
“There’s outliers and then there’s biological males. That’s beyond outliers,” Rogan noted.
Back in January, Rogan stated that it was “f***ed up” that women swimmers were being forced to compete against Thomas.
Last month, the podcast host made it abundantly clear that if he’s required to “walk on eggshells” by Spotify on his program, he will “quit” doing podcasts entirely. That’s a pretty huge statement to make.
Let’s hope it doesn’t come to that.
This story syndicated with permission from Chad Prather