Joe Rogan is no stranger to controversies, ever since he started his inamous podcast, “The Joe Rogan Experience” he started gaining more and more viewers, and the list of controversial episodes from his podcast are just endless.
Spotify bought the streaming rights for his The Joe Rogan Experience, but that didn’t stopped Rogan from speaking his mind. Back in 2020, Rogan issued a statement regarding the forest fires in Oregon. As reported by the Washington Post, Rogan said, “They’ve arrested left-wing people for lighting these forest fires. You know, air-quote, ‘activists.’ This is also something that’s not widely being reported.”
The statement was wrong, and the reason it wasn’t reported by any major news outlet was very obvious. Many investigations by local authorities and the FBI clearly showed lack of substantial evidence for the claim, and they begged people to stop believing in fake narratives, and stop spreading the false information.
“It was a really f**king stupid mistake“- Joe Rogan was embarassed by his mistake
Rogan later apologized via Twitter, where he wrote, “I fucked up on the podcast with Douglas Murray and said that people got arrested lighting fires in Portland. That turns out to not be true. I was very irresponsible not looking into it before I repeated it. I read one story about a guy getting arrested for lighting fires.”
In a follow-up Tweet, Rogan wrote, “Turned out to be true, but the other shit I read about people getting arrested for lighting fires in Portland was not true. I repeated it without looking into it and it was a really fucking stupid mistake that won’t happen again. I’m sorry.”