Prince Harry scorches ‘moron’ Joe Rogan
Prince Harry has warned UFC commentator Joe Rogan to watch what comes out of his mouth after the host said young people dont need to get vaccinated because they are fit and healthy.
The podcast host of the popular Spotify program, The Joe Rogan Experience had previously faced backlash for his comments about the Covid-19 jab.
The Hollywood star and popular broadcaster had previously faced backlash for his comments about the COVID-19 jab.
Speaking on his popular podcast, The Joe Rogan experience, Rogan said for the most part its safe to get vaccinated, but doesnt believe those who are young and healthy should get the jab.
He then back-pedalled on his claim earlier this month, insisting hes not an anti-vax person.
Now the Duke of Sussex has joined the backlash towards Rogan, telling the comedian he should have chosen his words more carefully, The Sun reports.
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, gestures as he speaks.Source: AFP
Speaking to the Armchair Expert podcast, he said: The issue is in todays world with misinformation endemic, youve got to be careful about what comes out of your mouth.
Prince Harry added that would have been better for Rogan to stay out of it and that with a platform comes responsibility.
Prince Harrys comment comes after the 53-year-old podcast star said to millions of people that youngsters do not need the vaccine.
If youre like 21 years old, and you say to me, Should I get vaccinated? Ill go no.
If youre a healthy person, and youre exercising all the time, and youre young, and youre eating well, like, I dont think you need to worry about this, he said at the time.
His remarks came as President Joe Biden pleaded with youngsters to go get vaccinated now.
After being slammed for his comments, the podcast star called himself a f**king moron.
Im not a doctor, Im a f**king moron, and Im a cage-fighting commentator who is a dirty stand-up comedian, he said.
Joe Rogan is the voice of the UFC.Source: AFP
Im drunk most of the time, and I do testosterone and I smoke a lot of weed.
Im not a respected source of information, even for me … But I at least try to be honest about what Im saying.
Im not an anti-vaxx person.
I said I believe theyre safe and I encourage many people to take them.
Rogan also acknowledged claims by the nations top infectious disease expert Dr Fauci and the White House that his comments were incorrect but stopped short of admitting he was wrong.
Theres some legitimate science behind this Their argument was, you need it for other people, he said. But thats a different argument. Thats a different conversation.
This story originally appeared on thesun.co.uk and has been republished with permission