Joe Rogan is the enemy of the woke. Now, he’s that of the gaming community. (The latter is much scarier.)
On his latest podcast, Rogan ignited a fire calling video games a “waste of time.”
“Video games a real problem. You know why? Because they’re f**king fun. You do them, and they’re real exciting, but you don’t get anywhere.”
— DEXERTO.COM (@Dexerto) July 26, 2020
“Video games are a real problem,” Rogan on the Joe Rogan Experience. “They’re a real problem. You know why? Because they’re fucking fun. They’re [addictive], I have a real problem with them. You do them, and they’re real exciting, but you don’t get anywhere.”
He continued, “Three years later you could just be that same kid, just playing video games, waiting for the next whatever the f*** game is… and you’re gonna waste your time.”
Ninja, the world’s premier gamer, pushed back explaining the wide variety of opportunities in gaming, such as coaching.
“Joe doesn’t really understand the full context of what the gaming community is and how many different avenues you can be successful in gaming,” Ninja argued.
Joe Rogan gaming comment thoughts video.
Mind was kinda everywhere but wanted to get a little vid out to explain it sooner rather than later.
ALSO! Enjoy the full emo hair Ninj right now 🤪 pic.twitter.com/fgb92vUVtF
— Ninja (@Ninja) July 26, 2020
This is actually an intriguing debate. It’s nothing like last month when Rogan’s name randomly trended and a bunch of sad Twitter users, without learning what he said, called for his removal. We still don’t know what he did, nor does the mob.
Ironically, Rogan made this case while recording a podcast, an industry lacking a strong middle class. There are podcast hosts who make absurd amounts of money — and hosts who do it for fun. Currently, the odds favor a livable career in esports.
With that said, if Rogan did botch his argument, and subsequently got dunked on by Ninja, he’ll be fine. A $100 million deal and a move to Texas make up for blunders like those.