Prince Harry has weighed in on podcasting king Joe Rogan’s comments regarding COVID-19 vaccinations for young people, saying Rogan should “just stay out of it” while warning, “you’ve got to be careful about what comes out of your mouth.”
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Last month, Rogan suggested on “The Joe Rogan Experience” that he would not recommend a healthy 21-year-old get vaccinated against the coronavirus, but said he believes vulnerable people should get the shot.
The podcaster was blasted over the remarks, and he later clarified his statements while adding, “I at least try to be honest about what I’m saying.”
The U.K. royal — who moved to the U.S. last year — told “Armchair” hosts Dax Shepard and Monica Padman that the right thing for Rogan to do would have been “just stay out of it.”
“This issue is in today’s world with misinformation endemic,” the prince said. “You’ve got to be careful about what comes out of your mouth.”
He also scolded Rogan, adding that “with a platform comes responsibility.”
The New York Post noted that Page Six “exclusively reported that Rogan’s comments would not sit well with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, who have been huge supporters of COVID-19 vaccinations,” pointing out that “the couple served as campaign chairs of Global Citizen’s VAX Live: The Concert to Reunite the World, which served to increase donations and sharing of vaccine doses around the world.”
Harry himself has refused to “just stay out of” American politics.
During the 2020 election cycle, he and wife Meghan Markle issued a video widely interpreted as an effort to sway voters to pull the lever for then-candidate Joe Biden.
When asked for his reaction to the couple weighing in the race at the time, then-President Donald Trump said, “I’m not a fan of hers, and I would say this — and she probably has heard that — but I wish a lot of luck to Harry, ’cause he’s gonna need it.”
Since then, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle sat down for a tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey seen worldwide, wherein they criticized the royal family and alleged that there are racists in their ranks.