Andrew Tate Controversy: Joe Rogan talked about the controversial former kickboxer Andrew Tate’s arrest. The UFC analyst discussed the Twitter spat between environmentalist Greta Thunberg and UFC fighter Tate, calling her retort to his arrest the finest tweet of the year.
On The Joe Rogan Experience (JRE) episode 1902, Rogan spoke to guest Dave Portnoy:
"He's making fun of Greta Thunberg and then he gets f**king arrested right afterwards. It's kind of hilarious. The way it happened - like people said, it's the biggest self owned 'L'... It's kind of funny when she said that's what happens when you don't recycle your pizza boxes. That s**t's hilarious. You gotta give it to her. Also, why are you going after some 19-year-old autistic girl that's really into like climate change?"
Rogan continued by talking about Tate’s social media restriction and adding:
"I don't think banning people is the way. I think this exchange with Greta Thunberg is the perfect example of how to counteract that. She just mocks him, and then he gets arrested and she has the f**king tweet of the year making fun of his arrest, and a perfect f**king one liner. 'That's what happens when you don't recycle your pizza boxes.' It's genius."
Tate is presently incarcerated after being accused of trafficking people. The timing of his detention led many to suspect differently, despite Romanian authorities’ denials that his tweet had anything to do with it.
Watch Joe Rogan talk about Greta Thunberg and Andrew Tate’s fight below (beginning at the 4:03 mark):
Joe Rogan shares his thoughts on Andrew Tate’s message
On JRE episode #1920, Joe Rogan and his guest Dave Portnoy talked about the accusations of human trafficking levelled against contentious social media celebrity Andrew Tate. In response to Tate’s message, the UFC analyst stated:
"I don't know him. If I did know him, I would tell him all the boastful s**t and the s**t about him being the Top G and all that stuff - all that s**t's great, but the misogynistic stuff - like, if you have daughters or if you have a wife or if you have sisters, you don't want that. That narrative, putting that out there, that's negative - to everybody. It's not even positive to him. It's like, it's not necessary."
Tate faced criticism for remarks he made that many perceived as being misogynistic. He was expelled from social media sites as a result of the response.
The discussion of Andrew Tate’s arrest by Joe Rogan may be seen below (beginning at the 6:16 mark):