Controversial podcast host and UFC commentator Joe Rogan has urged Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson to “be clear” about using steroids.
On his podcast this week, Rogan discussed the demise of the self-proclaimed Liver King — a fitness influencer who promoted an “ancestral” diet of raw meat.
Liver King, real name Brian Johnson, was recently exposed for taking anabolic steroids, which he has repeatedly denied in interviews.
Rogan was joined on his podcast by the man who shared the emails from Liver King detailing his steroid cycle, another fitness influencer known as Derek of More Plates More Dates.
Rogan said he was “not at all surprised” by Liver King’s admission as “there’s no way you can look like that in your 40’s”.
The host then turned to Johnson and said: “The skirt should be cleaned now.
“He was supposed to do a video in response to the Liver King video. I need to talk to you because The Rock lied. There’s absolutely no chance it’s clean. No chance. As big as The Rock is, at 50? He’s so massive and he’s so different from when he was 30.”
He continued: “You have a responsibility to the people who listen to you. If you don’t want to talk about it, that’s one thing. But when you talk about it, you have a responsibility to the people who are listening to you, and I think you have to be honest, so I’m being honest. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with taking hormone replacement.”
The Independent has reached out to Johnson’s rep for comment.
Derek, meanwhile, said Johnson strongly implied he was clean. Johnson previously admitted to experimenting with steroids when he was “18 or 19,” but has since said he lives a steroid-free life.
Earlier this year, Johnson retracted the compliments he had given “brother” Rogan after he divided fans with his reaction to the host misinformation controversy about Covid-19.
Fans pointed out Rogan’s history of using the N-word, which Johnson said he was “unaware of” prior to his comments.
Lucas’ replacement is yet to be announced by Channel 4 or the series’ producers.
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