Joe Rogan has been criticised for sharing a fake news report about Steven Seagal joining the Russian Special Forces.
The podcast host posted a screenshot of a CNN news report which shows Segal wearing the group’s uniform with a gun in hand on 28th February, but it recently came to light that the image was photoshopped.
The fake report stated: “Intelligence agencies around the world have spotted American actor Steven Seagal among Russian special forces positioned around the outskirts of Gostomel airfield near Kyiv captured by Russian airborne troops.”
Rogan wrote under the images on Instagram: “If I had to guess the plot of this f***** up movie we’re living through I would say we are about 14 hours from the arrival of the aliens.”
The 54-year-old has come under fire for posting the fabricated screenshots in jest during such a serious time.
“I’m waiting for the fact check banners on posts like this,” one social media user wrote.
Another user penned: “I had to Google to make sure this wasn’t real. This world is bonkers.”
“I am so ashamed of you Joe Rogan. You go on and post about alien invasions and living in movies, but when actual tragedy starts with real people dying you are silent," another fan wrote.
They continued: “When a real monster needs to be stopped, you do nothing. Is it because you actually are not so ‘objective’ and ‘curious’, but you are definitely brainwashed for good. Speak up! Condemn atrocities! You have a huge platform. Act like a leader and stop posting irrelevant stuff making it all look like a joke. It’s not.”
“Joe Rogan sharing misinformation while taking 70 episodes of his own show down,” another penned.
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