Political commentator Cenk Uygur recently made some fiery comments on the long-tenured UFC commentator Joe Rogan and alleged transphobic rhetoric. Uygur, the creator of the left-wing sociopolitical program The Young Turks, said Rogan’s stance on gender identity is due to his own obsession with trans people.
Joe Rogan blasted by Cenk Uygur
During a recent episode of his show, Uygur said:
“By the way, if you’re the trans person or several people that slept with Joe Rogan, can you let us know? Because it’s obvious that it’s personal with him. Okay Joe, you slept with a person like that. There’s nothing wrong with it! Get over it! Get over it! Get over it, Joe! It’s super obvious that you’re super into trans people and you’re taking out your hatred over yourself on them, and you’re making their life dangerous.”
Cenk Uygur is on a hunt for trans people that he is fantasizing had sex with Joe Rogan, and urging these trans people to contact Cenk and tell him all about it: pic.twitter.com/y0ODFvVwuZ
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) May 12, 2022
It has been noted that this take comes after Rogan pushed back on the sentiment to ban the term “groomer” online. During episode #1817 of the Joe Rogan Experience, the veteran UFC commentator asked, “Do you not like it because you don’t want children to be groomed, or do you not like it cause it’s a pejorative that’s used against the left?”
During episode #1799 of his show with guest Yannis Pappas, Rogan said:
“That might be the woke straw that breaks society’s camel’s back.Women are so frustrated because if you – or parents if your daughter is competing and they’re competing against trans women, it’s not fair.”
Rogan believes that educators who are members of the LGBTQ+ community are “indoctrinating” young people “for their own sexual pleasure.” Moreover, the critics on social media say that teaching young people about sexual identity is equivalent to “grooming” them.
Meanwhile, Uygur refuted that Rogan’s take is “protecting actual pedophiles” and endangering the lives of trans people. It is important to note, however, that his accusations are completely unfounded.