Podcast king Joe Rogan said on his show last week that New York Mayor Bill de Blasio’s vaccine mandate for indoor entertainment put him in an awkward position. He’d already sold 13,000 tickets to his live comedy show at Madison Square Garden but has gone on the record opposing vaccine requirements. “I don’t know what to do. I’m stuck in this situation,” Rogan lamented.
The 54-year-old comedian solved the problem by offering refunds to anyone who doesn’t want to get the vaccine.
“If someone has an ideological or physiological reason for not getting vaccinated, I don’t want to force them to get vaccinated to see a f***ing stupid comedy show,” Rogan said. “And now they say that everybody has to be vaccinated, and I want everybody to know that you can get your money back.”
Rogan has been clear that he is not opposed to coronavirus vaccines, but he has pointed out the inconsistency in the CDC’s messaging and argued that they