Rogan made the controversial remarks on the latest episode of his Spotify podcast The Joe Rogan Experience, during which he had a conversation with guest Joe List about how he believes "woke" culture has changed comedy.
Speaking to List, Rogan said he has concerns about not being "allowed to talk" due to his "privilege." Rogan said, "you can never be woke enough that's the problem, it keeps going." Explaining that "it keeps going further and further and further down the line," the podcaster said that "if you get to the point where you capitulate, where you agree to all these demands, it'll eventually get to 'straight white men are not allowed to talk.' Because it's your privilege to express yourself when other people of color have been silenced throughout history." Rogan went on to state that people would no longer be able to "go outside" because "so many people were imprisoned" in the past, and said he was "not joking" and "it really will get there" when List began to laugh.