Performances at the ice house comedy club 2
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Joe Rogan Thinks "Straight White Men" Are Being Silenced By "Woke" Culture

Joe Rogan recently spoke about the direction he believes society is headed.

In the last few years, former Fear Factor host Joe Rogan has amassed millions of dollars by simply speaking into a microphone. However, the 53-year-old fears for the future. In the latest episode of The Joe Rogan Experience, Rogan told guest comedian Joe List that American society is going the way of the "woke."

“You can never be ‘woke’ enough,” he said. “That’s the problem. It keeps going. It keeps going further and further and further down the line, and you get to the point where you capitulate where you agree to all these demands. It will eventually get to ‘straight white men are not allowed to talk.”

In his opinion, we all just need to "be nice to each other." "It's your privilege to express yourself when other people of color have been silenced throughout history,” Rogan continued. “It will be ‘you’re not allowed to go outside because so many people were imprisoned for so many years.’ I mean, I’m not joking. It’s that crazy.”

Rogan's comments unsurprisingly sparked backlash on social media. Most people simply pointed out that Rogan is a straight white male who is being paid literal millions of dollars to talk.
"[That feeling when] your series of three-hour diatribes is the most listened-to podcast in the world," one user wrote, "so you have to invent an imaginary problem."