Is Joe Rogan homophobic? Podcaster says LGBTQ community 'most vicious' in 'coming after people'
'The most vicious shit is coming from like transgender people or gay people. Yeah, they're all fired up,' Rogan said on his podcast
Comedian and podcaster Joe Rogan has once again grabbed the headlines with his controversial statements. This time, Rogan has called gay and transgender people the "most vicious" upholders of cancel culture in a rant on his podcast.
Rogan, 53, claimed on his July 21, 2021, episode of the 'Joe Rogan Experience' that gay and transgender people have 'been bullied' and are now getting after people who are not members of the LGBTQ community. "You know what the thing that's going on with the left a lot of it is, they're being bullies and a lot of the people that are progressive, that are really like open-minded, unfortunately, there is a lot of people on the left that were bullied by a**holes when they were young," Rogan said on the July 21 episode of his podcast. Comedian Shane Gillis, who joined Rogan on his show, revealed that he had been a bully himself but he wasn't "a mean one."
"So now they have serious resentment and want to go after the people," Rogan said. Gillis then commented on the 'nerd rage' saying that it is "the meanest and saddest rage." "It's also people that they don't have a lot of love in their life. If they do have love, it's like, very conditional and it's very precarious," Rogan said. He later said that he was making "mass generalizations about huge swaths of people" but called it a "personality trait that they have" slamming gay and transgender people, especially on the left, as "completely uncompassionate." "Most of those people have experienced deep pain in their life. It's that old expression hurt people hurt people. That's why the cancel culture coming from the left is so vicious," Rogan said. He further added: "The most vicious shit is coming from like transgender people or gay people. Yeah, they're all fired up. What are they all fired up about?" Gillis then said. "They've been bullied. They're angry. They've been picked on. So, when something happens they come for you," said Rogan.
In the past, Rogan has made many similar comments against the LGBTQ community. In a March 2021 episode with comedian Jim Breuer, Rogan ripped into the motivations of people who transition adding that the "problem" is that people "get praised for transferring your gender."
"Then it gets exciting for people to talk about, and then you get chastised for even discussing it in any weird way. And then people who were marginalized for being - like, generally dumb people, if they transfer over and become another gender, then they get praised," Rogan added. "There are a lot of people who are idiots, but then they become trans, and now all of a sudden we think they're amazing," he added.