Resident YouTube blowhard Ethan Klein took aim at popular podcaster and host Joe Rogan on Tuesday, criticizing him for his health and pandemic-related advice. It was not well received.
Unable to grasp the irony of his statement, Klein – who is also known as “h3h3 productions” – decided it was his turn to be Twitter’s main character by misrepresenting Rogan’s views. His remarks were undoubtedly in response to the podcaster’s recent platforming of Dr. Robert Malone, a scientist who contributed to the development of mRNA technology in the 1980s.
Like many others on the political left, Klein sought to enjoin his voice to the growing legion of those suffering from mass formation psychosis with a dishonest appraisal of Rogan.
“Joe Rogan, who lives on elk meat, egg yolk, and human growth hormone, with lungs full of tar, thinks he's healthier than everyone,” wrote Klein on Twitter. “This mfer is such a bitch that when he got covid he threw ‘the kitchen sink at it’ - if youre so healthy just ride it out like you say a man should.” [sic]
He added: “dude has caused so much vaccine hesitancy and misinformation and he doesnt even have the balls to stand by the shit he preaches. now hes on his show talking about how fat people should just die of covid - dude is such a f**king piece of s***.” [sic]
“instead of getting vaccinated he takes regeneron, an experimental drug that was developed along side mRNA vaccines. his logic makes no sense,” added Klein. “and then credits ivermectin, which does fuckin nothing for covid.” [sic]
The YouTuber continued: “not to mention whatever the fuck is in alpha brain,” referring to Rogan’s nootropic regimen.
“meanwhile, while joe is on a big pharma conspiracy against vaccines - someone needs to ask him who makes ivermectin and regeneron, and all the other shit he took when he had covid,” [sic] he concluded.
Klein, a former culture critic who exposes the extent of his ignorance any time he opines on politics, is not exactly the picture of health – a fact made evident by numerous quote tweets and replies to his remarks.
“Sorry, we should definitely all be getting our health advice from Ethan Klein instead, who is clearly more healthy,” wrote conservative political commentator Caleb Hull.
“Huge misrepresentation of [Joe Rogan] aside, Ethan Klein is in no position to lecture ANYONE on health or being a man,” wrote political host Lauren Chen.
“WYD,” replied the popular Libs of Tik Tok account with a photo of Ethan Klein.
“I'm going to unfollow now so I can try to remember you from better days when you were funny and made great content. Good luck Ethan I hope one day you see the error of your ways and get back to being what you were before you decided to go this direction,” said libertarian radio host Austin Petersen.
A video edit by meme master Lofti Pixels summed up the public’s reaction.