Social media tries to ‘cancel’ Joe Rogan after his Bernie Sanders recommendation
< img src =" https://assets.rbl.ms/22603720/origin.jpg" > Much of social media remains in a tizzy over Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) use of comic and podcaster Joe Rogan’s political recommendation– so much so that they’re apparently trying to “cancel” Rogan
What’s a brief background?
On Thursday night, Rogan.
revealed his strategies to elect the senator in the upcoming Democratic primary ahead of the 2020 presidential election.
In a video, Rogan stated, “I think I’ll most likely elect Bernie. … He’s been insanely consistent his entire life. He’s basically been saying the same thing, been for the exact same thing his entire life. And that in and of itself is a very effective structure to run from.”
Sanders’ project posted video of Rogan’s reveal on Thursday night, which eventually triggered some social media users.
One such person was leftist journalist Carlos Maza, who is widely known for trying to “cancel” conservatives on social media, reacted by stating, “Bernie’s campaign cutting a project ad with Joe Rogan f *** ing draws. Rogan is an exceptionally influential bigot and Democrats should be marginalizing him.”
You can find out more about the outrage here.
What’s happening now?
Mediaite mentioned that a variety of social media users mentioned an old clip of Rogan jokingly making comparisons between a black community and the film “World of the Apes.”
The clip, including Rogan discussing his experience screening “World of the Apes” in a black neighborhood, was taken from a 2013 episode of “The Joe Rogan Experience” podcast.
” We get out, we’re giggling, ‘We’re going to go see Planet of the Apes,’ We walk in to Planet of the Apes,” Rogan says in the clip. “We strolled into Africa.”
” Man,” he continued later in the clip. “We walked in the door, and there was no white individuals. There was no white people. ‘World of the Apes’ didn’t take place in Africa, that was a racist thing for me to state.”
” However you see what I’m stating,” Rogan added.
Social network user KHiveQueenB collected the clip and shared it on Twitter, writing, “View Joe Rogan, who backed Bernie, compare Black People to ‘The Planet of the Apes.’ Bernie’s campaign sure draws in Honestly Racist jerks.”
At the time of this writing, the tweet has gotten more than 800 likes and has actually been retweeted more than 500 times, and is still making rounds on the internet.
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