Dwayne Johnson defended Joe Rogan who faced backlash after clips of him using the n-word resurfaced.
The Rock commented on Rogan’s video: “Great stuff here brother. Perfectly articulated,” The Rock commented. “Look forward to coming on one day and breaking out the tequila with you.”
— Libs of TikTok (@libsoftiktok) February 1, 2022
After backlash, he then doubled back and said he did not know about the comments.
Thank you so much for this
I hear you as well as everyone here 100%
I was not aware of his N word use prior to my comments, but now I've become educated to his complete narrative.
Learning moment for me.
Mahalo, brother and have a great & productive weekend.
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) February 5, 2022
Rogan posted a video apology to his Instagram over the weekend.
“It looks f*cking horrible. Even to me,” Rogan said. “I know that to most people, there is no context where a white person is ever allowed to say that word, never mind publicly on a podcast. And I agree with that now, I haven’t said it in years.”
In a video on Monday, Rogan denied spreading COVID-19 misinformation.
“I’m not trying to promote misinformation. I’m not trying to be controversial,” Rogan stated in his Monday Instagram video. “I’ve never tried to do anything with this podcast other than just talk to people and have interesting conversations.”