Joe Rogan Called Out for Pushing Conspiracy About President Biden's Booster Shot

The Spotify podcast host and comedian is back at it with more cringe takes on COVID-19, this time in connection with President Biden and booster shots.


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Joe Rogan, a self-described “fucking moron,” is in pandemic-related headlines again this week for suggesting on his Spotify podcast that President Biden didn’t receive a “real” booster on TV because he might die.

As spotted by Media Matters, Rogan was speaking with guest Mike Baker on the Sept. 30 episode of his podcast when the topic of Biden’s televised booster was broached. Rogan asked Baker if he thought it was “a real booster,” with Baker responding by comparing it to performance art. “The next step of performance art would be, like, not giving him the booster but just giving him a shot,” Baker said.

Rogan then leaned into the conspiratorial aspects, theorizing that Biden could have had some sort of averse reaction while on the air.

“I think if they were gonna give him a booster shot, the last thing they would do is give it to him live on television,” Rogan said. “What if he dies? What if he blacks out? What if he, like, gets it and faints? Because people have had very bad reactions, like, in the moment for whatever reason.”

Spotify's Joe Rogan suggests Biden didn't actually get a booster shot on live TV because he could've died or blacked out

New from me @mmfa:

— Alex Paterson (@AlexPattyy) September 30, 2021

At the time of this writing, the CDC recommended that people 65 and older (as well as those 18 and older in long-term care settings and others with underlying conditions) receive a booster of Pfizer at least six months after the completion of the initial two-dose series. As for any purported “very bad reactions,” here’s what the CDC says:

“Serious side effects that could cause a long-term health problem are extremely unlikely following any vaccination, including COVID-19 vaccination.”

Of course, though none of us should need reminding, this is far from the first instance of a Rogan-centered pandemic story. Earlier this year, the biggest of these—i.e. the one in which Rogan discussed young people and vaccines—was met with a rebuke from Dr. Anthony Fauci himself.

The latest from Rogan has also inspired a flurry of tweeted expressions of frustration, not to mention exhaustion, and a sampling of that is available below.

But first, if you’re still not vaccinated, please stop fucking around and get it done.

Again, is anyone surprised that Joe Rogan is suggesting Joe Biden faked his televised vaccination?

The only thing that surprises me is @Spotify being the new Fox News.

— The Chat (@LiveOnTheChat) October 1, 2021

“What if he dies?"

There are 700,000+ people who are unfortunately unable to answer that question at this moment.


— John Kress (@johnkress) October 1, 2021

Rogan really believed that the moon landings were fake.

He's a credulous moron who exists to flatter other credulous morons.

— Christian Vanderbrouk 🇺🇸🇺🇦🌻 (@UrbanAchievr) October 1, 2021

Bro Rogan listeners are as brainwashed and delusional as MAGAs.

— Kimberley Johnson 🇺🇦 (@AuthorKimberley) October 1, 2021

My booster shot can beat up Joe Rogan.

— Brett Erlich (bluecheck) (@bretterlich) October 1, 2021

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