Prominent online podcast host Joe Rogan has been criticised after a video emerged showing him and a fellow comedian laughing about pressuring women to perform sexual acts.
The clip was tweeted on Wednesday and came from a 2011 episode of his podcast and began to circulate on Friday evening.
The clip includes Rogan and Joey “Coco” Diaz talking about not allowing female comedians to go on stage unless they gave him oral sex.
“That’s the gateway into coming to Hollywood, everybody knows that”, Diaz says in the clip.
Rogan then asks how many girls he did this to, to which Diaz responds with the numeral "20". The podcast host then laughs out loud and claps his hands together.
In this clip, one of Rogan's best friends @madflavor admits to not letting female comedians stage time unless they gave him a blowjob. If you are one of the girls, please speak up, now's the time. 3/7 pic.twitter.com/oNsj2GBQGp— tem (@ChemicalMishap) June 17, 2020
Twitter users were angered, with some saying that this kind of behaviour is why women do not ordinarily report sexual assault.
Have I mentioned how despicable I think Joe Rogan is?— Mary 🌶 ☠ BLM (@MHPoison1) June 20, 2020
"Oh, he's a comedian."
"But he hosts the interesting guests"
"He smokes a lot of dope. He was just high"
"Both sides, baby. Settle down." https://t.co/RgYd9ZTpTt
Imagine having a platform like @joerogan and using it to make fun of people wearing masks, elevating sexual assault and getting people to say racist stuff.— Molly Jong-Fast🏡 (@MollyJongFast) June 20, 2020
Joe Rogan used to be the guy that made people eat cow balls and then jump off of flaming cars or whatever. His opinion is dumb.— ruben (@CubiksRube3) June 21, 2020
Others wondered what was so funny about the matter - or whether Joe Rogan himself was funny.
it’s funny how joe rogan fans think he’s a genius for simply listening and asking questions but they still can’t figure out how to do that on a date— Matt Buechele (@mattbooshell) June 20, 2020
If you ever thought Charlemagne or Joe Rogan were cool or smart past the age of like 14 I really don't know what to tell you. You might just be hopeless.— Gigan (@FriendlyNerd) June 21, 2020
for like the 5th time, joe rogan was never funny. he is literally that dude in college who acts liberal to try and attract women— rick sanchez ACAB (@b_ascension_g) June 20, 2020
While people targeted the music streaming service Spotify for signing a $100 million deal with Rogan, the company responded by claiming that all shows are subject to their content policies.
We understand where you're coming from and Spotify doesn't support that. Joe Rogan’s show is subject to our content policies. In case you see any offensive content in our platform itself, could you send us a DM with the Spotify URI? We'll be here for you /SO https://t.co/ldFdZRiNAt— SpotifyCares (@SpotifyCares) June 20, 2020
Rogan was met with some support, however, as fans said that Spotify could not "cancel" Joe Rogan.
The cancel culture is hunting for Joe Rogan. They are attacking him about an interview from a 2011 episode of his podcast. pic.twitter.com/epD5XkXW7D— National Security News (@Natsecuritynews) June 20, 2020
*people try to cancel Joe Rogan again*— MacMally🍀 (@MacMallyMMA) June 20, 2020
bros everywhere: pic.twitter.com/NuNaJZsYxR