Popular podcast host Joe Rogan is under fire for an old podcast clip that has surfaced in which he laughs over comments his friend made about coercing women to perform oral sex on him.
Attention to celebrities' thoughts on sexual harassment and assault heightened this week after multiple women came forward and alleged that comedian Chris D’Elia sexually harassed them when they were underage.
Twitter users resurfaced a clip from 2011 when Rogan hosted comedian Joey Diaz on his podcast. In the clip, Rogan laughs after Diaz boasted that he wouldn't allow women comedians onstage without performing oral sex on him. Rogan laughs and claps and appears to make no attempt to condemn Diaz's comments.
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
Diaz shared a retweeted picture Saturday on Twitter of himself that appeared to show him giving the middle finger to the camera.
Again......for all you sitting in the back row..... https://t.co/miiCqc3t0B— Joey CoCo Diaz (@madflavor) June 20, 2020
In an interview with comedian Bill Burr last week, Rogan implied that people who wore masks outside during the coronavirus pandemic – in accordance with CDC recommendations – were "bitches."
Nearly 120,000 people have died from COVID-19 in the U.S. during the pandemic, and over 2 million people have been infected with the virus, according to a tally from Johns Hopkins University.