Prince Harry rips Joe Rogan for vaccine remarks: Have to 'be careful about what comes out of your mouth'

Prince HarryPrince HarryKate Middleton says she has yet to meet Prince Harry and Meghan's daughter Harry and Meghan deny not discussing new daughter's name with the queen Duchess Meghan releases debut children's book MORE has called out podcast host Joe Rogan in a new interview after Rogan made controversial comments that “healthy” young people do not need to get the COVID-19 vaccine. 

“The issue is like, in today’s world, with misinformation just endemic, you’ve got to be careful about what comes out of your mouth when it comes to that,” Harry said on the podcast “Armchair Expert” hosted by Dax Shepard and Monica Padman in an episode released Thursday. 

“Because news doesn’t exist in just news anymore. It’s splattered all over the place, so people like listen to Joe Rogan and say ‘oh if he says that,’ ” Harry continued.


Rogan last month on his show “The Joe Rogan Experience” urged people to get vaccinated “if you’re vulnerable,” saying he believes that “for the most part it’s safe.”

But Rogan added that if a 21-year-old asks him if they should get the vaccine “I’ll go, ‘No,’ ” which directly contradicts the advice of health experts in the U.S., who have called on all eligible people to get the vaccine to curb the spread of the virus.

“Are you healthy?” he said at the time. “Are you a healthy person? Like, look, don't do anything stupid, but you should take care of yourself. You should – if you're a healthy person, and you're exercising all the time, and you're young, and you’re eating well, like, I don't think you need to worry about this.”

Rogan later sought to clarify the comments, saying that he is not anti-vaccine and that people should not be looking to him for medical advice. 

"I'm not a doctor, I'm a f---ing moron, and I'm a cage fighting commentator ... I'm not a respected source of information, even for me. But I at least try to be honest about what I'm saying," Rogan said. 

Harry appeared to criticize Rogan’s response in the Thursday podcast episode, saying “there’s a sort of like ‘don’t listen to me.’ It’s like, well don’t say that. Just stay out of it.”  


“With a platform comes responsibility,” Harry said.

Harry in a clip shared Saturday by Global Citizen ahead of its star-studded Vax Live concert aimed at promoting COVID-19 vaccines said, “What we really need to be aware of and what we cannot allow to happen, is science being politicized."

"So many things have been politicized over the years but when we're talking about life and death — which is what we're talking about now — vaccines cannot be politicized," Harry said. "Being able to come together as humans, as people, is how we're going to get ourselves out of this and we must ensure that everyone around the world has equal access to the vaccine, otherwise none of this works."