PRINCE Harry has warned Joe Rogan to “watch what comes out of his mouth” after the host said young people don’t need to get vaccinated because they are “fit and healthy.”
The podcast host of the popular Spotify program, The Joe Rogan Experience had previously faced backlash for his comments about the Covid-19 jab.
And the Duke of Sussex has joined the backlash towards Rogan as he said he should have chosen his words more carefully.
Speaking to the Armchair Expert podcast, he said: “The issue is in today’s world with misinformation endemic, you’ve got to be careful about what comes out of your mouth.”
Prince Harry added that would have been better for Rogan to “stay out of it” and that “with a platform comes responsibility.”
Prince Harry’s comment comes after the 53-year-old podcast star said to millions of people that youngsters do not need the vaccine.
“If you’re like 21 years old, and you say to me, Should I get vaccinated? I’ll go no.
“If you’re a healthy person, and you’re exercising all the time, and you’re young, and you’re eating well, like, I don’t think you need to worry about this,” he said at the time.
His remarks came as President Joe Biden pleaded with youngsters to “go get vaccinated now.”
After being slammed for his comments, the podcast star called himself “a f**king moron.”
“I’m not a doctor, I’m a f**king moron, and I’m a cage-fighting commentator who is a dirty stand-up comedian,” the comedian admitted on his show.
“I’m drunk most of the time, and I do testosterone and I smoke a lot of weed…
“I’m not a respected source of information, even for me … But I at least try to be honest about what I’m saying,” he added.
“I’m not an anti-vaxx person.
“I said I believe they’re safe and I encourage many people to take them.”
Dr. Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, slammed Rogan’s comments, telling NBC’s “Today Show” it was “incorrect” to say a healthy 21-year-old probably doesn’t need to get vaccinated.
“Even if you don’t have symptoms, you are propagating the outbreak because it is likely that you, even if you have no symptoms, that you may inadvertently and innocently then infect someone else who might infect someone who really could have a problem with a severe outcome,” the doctor said.
“So if you want to only worry about yourself and not society, then that’s OK.”
Rogan, 53, added: “When I say something stupid, I’m not thinking about what I’m going to say before I say it. I’m just saying it.
“I don’t have an off air and on air voice, I have me.
“This is it. I got through the f**king net and I’m swimming in open waters. That’s how I live.
“If you say you disagree with me, I probably disagree with me, too. I disagree with me all the time.
“If someone said, ‘Yeah, young healthy 21-year-old people who eat well and exercise are not at high risk of coronavirus but you should think about other people’ – I would say, well that’s a different argument and ‘Yes,’ that makes sense.
“But I would say are those people vaccinated,” Rogan went on.
“And shouldn’t we vaccinate the most vulnerable? And then we have another conversation.”