The Rock/Rogan 2024?
A lot-hyped “uniter” of the people Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is talking out in help of Joe Rogan, who has been repeatedly accused of spreading COVID-19 misinformation on his wildly common Spotify podcast
Johnson — who has beforehand teased and debunked a rumored run for president — took to the feedback part of Rogan’s Instagram on Monday, the place the podcaster posted a video pledging to “do better” in his discussions of the coronavirus.
“Nice stuff right here brother. Completely articulated,” Johnson, 49, wrote to Rogan, 54. “Sit up for approaching in the future and breaking out the tequila with you.”
Johnson and Rogan are two of the most well-liked entertainers within the nation, and may very well be a formidable power in the event that they teamed up. Johnson boasts greater than 200 million followers on Instagram, whereas Rogan’s podcast garners greater than 11 million listeners.
Johnson’s public present of help for Rogan even had some hoping that the 2 would be a part of forces and run for the White Home collectively.
“The Rock for President, Rogan for Vice President,” one fan enthused on Twitter.
It’s beforehand been claimed that Johnson could “unite” a divided America, and each he and Rogan determine as political Independents.
“Biden, to me, is like having a flashlight with a dying battery and going for a protracted hike within the woods, it isn’t going to work out. It’s not going to make it,” Rogan said of Biden previous to the 2020 election.
In latest days, Rogan has been accused of spreading COVID-19 misinformation on his podcast, with music legends Neil Younger and Joni Mitchell ordering Spotify to remove their music from the platform.
The singers say they don’t need to be related to Rogan, who has regularly questioned the efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines on his present. He has additionally had vaccine skeptics communicate on the podcast.
“I’m not making an attempt to advertise misinformation. I’m not making an attempt to be controversial,” Rogan stated in his Monday Instagram video, addressing the problem. “I’ve by no means tried to do something with this podcast different than simply speak to folks and have fascinating conversations.”
Talking of the boycott by Younger and Mitchell, he added: “I’m very sorry that they really feel that manner. I most actually don’t need that. I’m a Neil Younger fan. I’ve all the time been a Neil Younger fan. And undoubtedly no arduous emotions towards Joni Mitchell. I really like her, too.”
He added: “The issue I’ve with the time period misinformation, particularly right this moment, is that lots of the issues that we regarded as misinformation simply a short time in the past are actually accepted as reality.”
“Eight months in the past, should you stated should you get vaccinated you may nonetheless catch COVID and you’ll nonetheless unfold COVID — you’ll be faraway from social media … Now, that’s accepted as fact.”
Rogan was reportedly paid more than $100 million by Spotify for unique rights to his record-breaking podcast.