Joe Rogan explains his view on ‘cancel culture’.
It’s been a few months since the UFC commentator and podcaster was under the heat of said culture. Roganfound himself in a heap of hate, as people tried to condemn him for COVID-19 misinformation. It wouldn’t stop there. Videos would resurface of Rogan saying the ‘N-word’ over the years and of course the internet would let him have it.
Rogan Goes Into Detail About Cancel Culture
Time has passed since Rogan’s ‘cancellation’ and the personality has reflected on what cancel culture means to him.
“There has been a lot of that,” Rogan said of cancelling on the Hotboxin’ Podcast. “What it is, it’s a culture of people being able to express themselves. When people can express themselves, they can change the way other people feel about things. They can get people upset at things. You could say things that you’ve never been able to say before. So many people have the ability to express themselves now. You can get someone fired. Like if you decide that you’re gonna pile onto someone because you don’t like what they said or what they did, you can get ’em fired. That’s a new thing in history.
“Cause before you would have to have like a letter writing campaign, like if someone had done something and they were a movie star and you didn’t wanna go to their movies, you had to like organize— had to figure out a way, like how do we let people know that this guy sucks?”
“Like what do you have to do?” Rogan added. “They would have to have made like mailing lists and actually send out letters and sh*t or they’ve to find a way. Now all you’d have to do is like tweet about something or make a YouTube video about something in some ways it’s like, it’s forcing people to get their shit together.”
They Can Take Your Words Out Of Context’
Rogan would dive deeper into the waters of cancel culture, where things are taken out of context and content is pushed from platforms.
“Ari Shaffir said something very smart about it,” Rogan continued. “He said ‘it made comedy dangerous again’. He’s like, cause people can pretend that you’re not just talking sh*t. They can take your words out of context and try to make it look like you mean something by what you’re saying. And that’s when they write something in print.
“It’s like when you have a corporation and you’re in control of like what gets shown, like they can just decide if— you have something to say about something and they don’t agree with it, they can just decide to remove your videos.”