'Stay out of it': Prince Harry savages Joe Rogan over virus claim

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Prince Harry (pictured left) talking on stage and Joe Rogan (pictured right) at a comedy festival.
Prince Harry (pictured left) has let rip at Joe Rogan (pictured right) over his comments on the Covid-19 vaccine on his podcast. (Getty Images)

Prince Harry has taken aim at UFC commentator and well-known podcast host Joe Rogan for his comments on the Covid-19 vaccine.

Rogan made headlines around the world last month when he claimed on his podcast 'The Joe Rogan Experience' he made comments around young people getting the Covid-19 vaccine.

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Rogan urged people to get vaccinated, "if you're vulnerable."

But he also said if a young healthy 21-year-old asked him, "I'll go, no," he added, which is in direct contradiction to medical advice in the US.

Rogan copped plenty of backlash for the comments and later clarified he wasn't an anti-vaxxer.

But Prince Harry took exception to his potentially dangerous rhetoric, noting that Rogan has a massive audience.

In 2019, Rogan's monthly podcast was downloaded more than 190 million times.

Prince Harry claimed Rogan needed to be more aware of how widespread his reach goes before sprouting "misinformation".

“The issue is in today’s world with misinformation endemic. You’ve got to be careful about what comes out of your mouth,” he said on Dax Shepard and Monica Padman’s Armchair Expert podcast.

Prince Harry added Harry that "with a platform comes responsibility."

UFC commentator Joe Rogan during a show.
UFC commentator Joe Rogan interviews a fighter during the UFC 256 event at UFC APEX on December 12, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

"There’s a sort of like ‘don’t listen to me.’ It’s like, well don’t say that. Just stay out of it.”

Prince Harry also called for everyone to come together to help get through the pandemic as part of the Global Citizen campaign.

"So many things have been politicised over the years but when we're talking about life and death — which is what we're talking about now — vaccines cannot be politicised," Harry said in a clip.

"Being able to come together as humans, as people, is how we're going to get ourselves out of this and we must ensure that everyone around the world has equal access to the vaccine, otherwise none of this works."

Rogan calls himself a 'moron'

Rogan later backtracked on his comments and said people shouldn't listen to him for medical advice after his comments.

After heavy criticism, Rogan 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,” he added.

His remark contradicted US President Joe Biden after he called for everyone that was eligble to "go get vaccinated now."

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