Controversy Creates Cash: Joe Rogan Says He’s Added 2 Million Subscribers Since Ivermectingate

Apr 25, 2022

Source New York Post You have been put through the wringer since we last met,” exclaimed Murray, referring to the “Fear Factor” host being in the social media skillet. “They did a number on you. Wow.”

Rogan, who reportedly averages 11 million listeners an episode, responded: “It’s interesting, my subscriptions went up massively — that’s what’s crazy. During the height of it all, I gained 2 million subscribers.”

Elsewhere during the episode, the “cancel-proof” UFC commentator roasted CNN, which had incorrectly claimed that he’d taken “horse dewormer” for COVID. (Rogan had actually taken the human approved form Ivermectin).

“Yeah, [the media] went for it. It’s also fortunate that the people who went for it were CNN,” he lamented. “They’re so untrustworthy and people know how biased they are and socially weird their anchors are.”

The martial arts enthusiast also took pot-shots at the media conglomerate’s short-lived streaming service CNN+, which went belly up after three weeks, scoffing: “They spent 300 million dollars, they get 10,000 subscribers.”

“Imagine the hubris of thinking that something that people don’t want for free … that you’re going to charge money for it,” the funnyman had added of the epic flop.

Eric Bishoff, yes that’s a WWE reference said it right. Controversy creates cash. Joe Rogan was under fire a couple of months back with his comments about ivermectin and COVID 19 and also the racist video that was released about him dropping a ton of N bombs.

The N bombs were gross and NOT ok and he should be held accountable.

The Ivermectin hot takes were funny to me. Seeing people clutch their pearls and curse out Joe Rogan for his guests and his Covid nonsense was all time.

Joe knows EXACTLY what he is doing. Sorry to break it to you woke folks. He says controversial shit and has on controversial guests on purpose. He loves getting a rise out of people because he knows that people love controversy and people WILL listen to his shows with weird guests because they are angry. Trolls are good for business.

Let me give an example that is close to home. The Clown Convoy was AMAZING for business here at the network. Sure, Dean got 1000s of death threats and our website was overrun with hate but we had a record couple of months. Was I surprised when Joe said the sub-counts went up after the woke army came after him? No, I am not. As much as some of you might hate Joe. He knows how to create a buzz with his words and gets paid handsomely for it.

Don’t hate the player, hate the game.

Chris Rooke

Content Director-Producer-Writer

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