Joe Rogan, part-time UFC commentator and full-time podcasting extraordinaire, suggested that average “idiots” could easily become “amazing” — at least in the eyes of the general public — by changing genders and embracing an “ideology that demands you comply.”
“There are people who really have these thoughts,” Rogan told comedian Jim Breuer (via Digital Music News). “The problem is, it becomes a protected subject, and then you get praised for transferring your gender — for changing your gender. And then it gets exciting for people to talk about, and then you get chastised for even discussing it in any weird way.”
Discussing it has landed Rogan in hot water with the trans community, to the point where Spotify employees complained of feeling “alienated” and “unwelcome” by the former Fear Factor host, who insists the “woke” generation is “wrong.”
“People who were marginalized for being — like, generally dumb people, if they transfer over and become another gender, then they get praised,” Rogan continued. “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.”
Rogan’s most recent comments did not sit well with trans MMA fighter Fallon Fox, no stranger to controversy among the combat sports community. Fox has since called for Rogan to be cancelled for his “transphobic” remarks.
“Joe Rogan is being transphobic yet again,” Fox wrote on Facebook (via Bloody Elbow). “He has had more transphobic episodes than you can shake a stick at. Spotify needs to cancel his show already.”
Rogan has yet to respond.