Trans MMA Fighter Calls on Spotify to Remove Joe Rogan — ‘Cancel His Show Already’

Trans MMA fighter Fallon Fox (l) and Joe Rogan (r) (Photos: Fallon Fox; Digital Music News)
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Trans MMA fighter Fallon Fox (l) and Joe Rogan (r) (Photos: Fallon Fox; Digital Music News)
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Trans MMA fighter Fallon Fox (l) and Joe Rogan (r) (Photos: Fallon Fox; Digital Music News)

Former trans mixed-martial arts fighter Fallon Fox is now calling for the removal of Joe Rogan by Spotify following allegedly transphobic comments.

Joe Rogan’s arrival at Spotify continues to be shrouded in controversy, most recently over allegedly anti-trans statements issued by the podcaster. Rogan, a longtime critic of allowing transitioned males to compete in female competitive sports, has been an outspoken critic of MMA fighters like Fallon Fox (among others), and has questioned praise and adulation given to people who choose to transition.

Last week, pushback against Rogan continued after the podcaster questioned whether transitioning on its own was cause for celebration. “It’s not fake,” Rogan stated during an interview with guest Jim Breuer, while noting that a certain subset of the population has always wanted to transition to a different sex. “There are people who really have these thoughts. The problem is, it becomes a protected subject, and then you get praised for transferring your gender — for changing your gender. And then it gets exciting for people to talk about, and then you get chastised for even discussing it in any weird way.”

“And then people who were marginalized for being — like, generally dumb people, if they transfer over and become another gender, then they get praised.  There are a lot of people who are idiots, but then they become trans, and now all of a sudden we think they’re amazing.”

That has now prompted Fallon Fox — recognized as the first African-American trans athlete — to call for Rogan’s removal.

“Joe Rogan is being transphobic yet again,” Fox blasted on Facebook. “He has had more transphobic episodes than you can shake a stick at. Spotify needs to cancel his show already.”

The resulting pile-on was predictable enough, though it’s unclear if Spotify is planning to take any action. Earlier, Spotify has resisted pressure from employees who demanded multiple actions against Rogan over allegedly anti-trans guests and statements.

One focal point for the employee demands was an interview between Rogan and Abigail Shrier, author of Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters. In the interview, Shrier sharply questioned whether teenage (and younger) women should be allowed to undergo transitional surgeries and hormonal therapies at such an early, developmental period in their lives.

Rogan has also butted heads with Caitlin Jenner, particularly over a standup joke that Jenner transitioned after being driven insane by the Kardashian household. With Fallon Fox, however, Rogan has been far more serious in his criticisms. “First of all, she’s not really a she. She’s a transgender, post-op person,” Rogan noted back in 2013. “The operation doesn’t shave down your bone density. It doesn’t change. You look at a man’s hands and you look at a woman’s hands and they’re built different. They’re just thicker, they’re stronger, your wrists are thicker, your elbows are thicker, your joints are thicker. Just the mechanical function of punching, a man can do it much harder than a woman can, period.”

Notably, Rogan hasn’t backed down an inch despite the continued pressure — and has directly responded to demands from Spotify employees. “If you have a problem with people saying terrible shit and you work for Spotify, maybe you should listen to some of the lyrics [on Spotify-hosted songs]. Okay, because some of the lyrics and some of the fucking music that you guys play over and over and over again makes my shit pale in comparison.”

“But I get it, you’re a 23-year-old woke kid and you’re working for this company and you think you’re gonna put your foot down, I get it.”

22 Responses

  1. Urias

    With a moronic comment coming from a mentally ill dud in a drag.

  2. Anonymous

    No one cares about you. Joe is the GOAT. Give back the medals you stole.

  3. Anonymous

    Let’s be honest. you need to fight in a “transgender class” or not a fight at all. If you cannot produce eggs like a woman you should not be fighting women. You are living a fake, depressing life. Your only getting fake likes and fake reactions. But I’m sure you see that.

    • Mite Be

      Totally correct. Many trans could be considered reasonable, but many are morons. There needs to be more self-policing in their group. It’s OBVIOUS to a CHILD that trans male to female athletes have ridiculous advantages and the medals they carry are a joke, just like the fact that these cheaters feel they deserve admiration for cheating. It’s just mind-boggling the amount of delusional mental illness in this cohort, not to mention they are crowding the dating apps, actually believing straight men should want to sleep with them. This is a stupid movement, and Dems are going to submarine their party if they continue to cater to this visual and mental illness carnival show.

  4. Womb,or no womb?

    So your saying Fallen Fax produces sperm and not eggs? I thought transgender is a thought process?

  5. BAC

    Fallon Fox should be beaten over the head with a metal folding chair, have a karate chop to the mid-section, and then be thrown in a suplex over the top rope.

    • Kevin R.

      Your comment indicates your brain has suffered such instances as you suggest for Fallon. You are ridiculous.

  6. Bradley

    Article aside: So is this comment section full of bots, or what? I find it hard to believe that so many foul-mouthed antagonistic simpletons are all bickering with each other in the comment section of (of all places) an exceedingly garbage website for music industry “journalism”. Something fishy is going on and it feels like somebody is deliberately stoking outrage here.

    • Herr Funkheimer

      Well, aren’t you the smart duck of the flock. Congrats on your self-anointed supremacy.

      • Bradley

        Yeah. It’s not a nice thing to say. Believe me when I say I don’t normally talk like this to people. Online or otherwise. Normally, I’d be much more courteous and even-handed when trying to discuss something. But I can’t help but feel like the regulars on this site’s comment section are deliberately being provocative cause it brings attention to the discussion here.

        Unrelated question: What’s 3 times fore?

    • BAC

      Bradley, as Andy Warhol once said, “I guess it’s interesting to try to be another sex, but it can be exciting to just be your own sex.”

  7. Condom Nation

    LGBTYZqueerios can whine and moan for acceptance, but they will always be weirdos.

  8. Mental Health issues!

    Nobody cares about the weirdo or its feelings except other “weirdos” that never fit into anything else in their lives so now they find a niche where anybody can fit in so long as they are ready to force acceptance. If spotify cancels Joe then the majority of the world could just as easily cancel spotify.