Joe Rogan admits he shared a fake news story about actor Steven Seagal joining the Russian forces. He has since deleted the post.
"I deleted my earlier post about Steven Seagal being in Ukraine because it was parody, which isn't surprising, but honestly it wouldn't be surprising if it was true either. He was banned from Ukraine in 2017 because he was labeled as a national security threat," he wrote. "I, like all of you hope the tragic situation is resolved there quickly."
Rogan has caught heat for spreading misinformation on his podcast and social media. He has also come under fire for using the n-word.
"It's not my word to use. I am well aware of that now, but for years I used it in that manner," he said in a six-minute video posted to his Instagram account. "I never used it to be racist because I'm not racist."
"I was trying to make the story entertaining, and I said we got out and it was like we were in Africa. It's like we were in 'Planet of the Apes.',"