Joe Rogan is a controversial figure who is constantly under criticism for one reason or another. This time, he made some controversial remarks regarding homeless people, and the audience is not pleased with it at all.

Rogan’s conversation with comedian Tom Segura on the July 14th edition of “The Joe Rogan Experience” moved to the issue of homelessness in Los Angeles.  During their conversation, the host proposed murdering all the homeless people to solve L.A.’s violence and homelessness problems.

You’d get arrested. Hilarious. But they wouldn’t arrest you if you shot somebody. Maybe you should just go shoot the homeless people. And if nobody claims it. I mean, nobody does anything about violent crime in LA anymore.

Aside from the social media backlash, the conversation also shocked Los Angeles community leaders who work with homeless populations. One of the unhoused advocate stated that the statements might undoubtedly lead to violence against homeless people.

Joe Rogan hosts his massively popular podcast on Spotify in an exclusive deal that is reportedly worth $200 million. While the streaming platform doesn’t release the subscriber numbers, JRE is considered to be the biggest podcast in the world with an estimate of 11 million listeners per month. The numbers are only going to increase in the future.

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Nitish Vashishtha

Nitish Vashishtha is a freelance writer/news correspondent from India. He’s written content for companies like ScoopWhoop and Sportskeeda. He’s been writing about pop-culture, current affairs and pro-wrestling since 2017. While pursuing Master's in Mass Communication with a special interest in Advertising, his key areas of creativity lie in designing, content creation and creative storytelling as well as fictional writing. In his free time, he likes to create new riffs on his guitar, learning about whatever piques his interest, reading books ranging from philosophy to speculative sci-fi and enjoys watching anything HBO (Succession FTW).

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