Dwayne Johnson sincerely stands by Joe Rogan’s accidental slip-up in the middle of his Podcast. He has further decided to show his support by even making an appearance on Rogan’s podcast anytime soon and “break out tequila” with him.
All of those boldfaced individuals commented in the comments area of Rogan’s Monday Instagram video, in which he said he simply enjoys having “interesting conversations with people who have opposing ideas,” but conceded he doesn’t “always get it right” and promised to “do better.”
He did so in reaction to Neil Young and Joni Mitchell’s criticisms of what they called “false information regarding vaccines” on his show. Rogan stopped short of calling the ideas stated on his show “false.” In fact, he stated that he strives to discover “the truth.” (As a side note, in the video, Rogan claims he “loves” Joni Mitchell and that “‘Chuck E.’s in Love’ is a great song.”) That song, in fact, was written and performed by Rickie Lee Jones, as the podcaster eventually discovered and admitted.)
Rogan also acknowledged the incredible power of producing a podcast with millions of listeners, confessing, “I’ve never tried to do anything with this podcast other than just talk to people and have interesting conversations. I didn’t plan it. I can’t believe it’s as successful as it is. It started out just f*cking around with my friends…and then, BOOM, it’s become what it is today, which is this out of control juggernaut that I barely have control of.”
He continued, “It’s a strange responsibility to have this many viewers and listeners. It’s very strange, and it’s nothing I prepared for and it’s nothing that I ever anticipated.”
In response, Dwayne Johnson wrote, “Great stuff here brother. Perfectly articulated. Look forward to coming one day and breaking out the tequila with you.”
Rogan’s fellow comedian Kevin James said in the post’s comments, “Joe – we go way back and all these years I’ve known you to be nothing but objective and seeking truth. Thank you. Love you brother.”
Jewel wrote simply, “You’re [sic.] doing a great job keep it up.”