Prince Harry Markle, former member of the world’s most famous welfare family, has recently made headlines again. This time it’s not for siding with his shrewish, detestable wife over his family but instead for publicly attacking UFC Color Commentator Joe Rogan, starkly warning the comedian to “watch what comes out of his mouth” in regards to comments taken out of context from a recent episode of Rogan’s podcast. The Prince heavily criticized and berated the beloved podcast host, accusing Rogan of influencing his audience against vaccination while simultaneously criticizing Americas ‘problematic’ free speech laws, referring to the first amendment as ‘bonkers’.
During an interview on Dax Shepard’s “Armchair Expert” podcast, the Duke of Sussex lambasted the comedian for allegedly telling his younger audience they did not need to get vaccinated. “Just stay out of it,” Prince Harry Markle said when asked about Rogan’s comments, heavily implying that Rogan needs to be censored. Prince Harry Markle told Shepard “The issue is in today’s world with misinformation endemic, you’ve got to be careful about what comes out of your mouth.” He added that it would be best for Rogan, who has no medical expertise, to “stay out of it” because “with a platform comes responsibility.”
Although the irony that Prince Harry Markle himself is now spewing misinformation about Rogan’s statements is clearly apparent, what’s more problematic is the former royals implied need for censorship in America. Prince Harry seemed to be baffled by the idea that Americans like Rogan have the freedom to express their opinions and beliefs without censorship, telling Shepard “I’ve got so much I want to say about the First Amendment… it is bonkers.”
Joe Rogan has faced undeserved criticism for comments taken out of context during a recent episode of his podcast, in which he commented on the efficacy of vaccination in young healthy individuals. Rogan, 53, had clarified, “I’m not an anti-vaxx person. I said I believe they’re safe and I encourage many people to take them.” He also acknowledged claims by the nation’s top infectious disease expert Dr Fauci and the White House. “There’s some legitimate science behind this … Their argument was, you need it for other people,” he said. “But that’s a different argument. That’s a different conversation.”
None of this information seemed to matter to Prince Harry Markle, who joined a group of seemingly self-righteous celebrities eager to pat themselves on the back by shaming Rogan for daring to share an opinion on his own podcast. It was a desperate attempt at virtue signaling by the Little Prince, with the aim of drumming up an audience for his own podcast, set to premiere on Spotify. He continued to emphasize Rogan’s lack of medical expertise, yet Rogan himself had already made that explicitly evident, stating ” I am not a doctor. I am a fucking moron. I am a cage-fighting commentator… I am not a respected source of information even for me. But I at least try to be honest about what I am saying.”
And therein lies the reason for Rogans steadfast popularity, both in mainstream media as well as within the MMA community, and why multiple attempts at ‘canceling’ the beloved and controversial podcaster have failed. Joe presents his unfiltered, unabashed self and audiences connect with the authenticity they see in the 53-year old podcasting icon. At a time when public figures are increasingly censoring themselves and their opinions, Rogan has continued to provide his honest opinions and thoughts. His podcast has grown to become one of the most successful on the planet and a major reason for this is due to the unfiltered nature of the conversations and topics he’s willing to address. Joe Rogan embodies the ideals of the First Amendment and an individual’s right to express themselves. If Prince Harry Markle spent a little more time actually listening to Rogan’s podcast, he could possibly learn a thing or two, like how to make his own decisions and retrieve his testicles from inside his wife’s Gucci Dionysus.
It would seem Prince Harry needs a refresher course in history, to remind him why America broke up with his family to begin with. Or maybe somebody needs to remind the former royal why he chose to relocate to the United States, other than his wife’s insistence.