Joe Rogan is once again tearing down the corporate media’s sacred cows, this time going after one of Hollywood’s biggest draws. Sure, it doesn’t rise to the occasion of discussing certain pharmaceuticals, a scandal which threatened his existence on Spotify, but there are a lot of reputations at stake – as well as plenty of money – if this conversation gets bigger.
Rogan recently made comments on his podcast that A-lister Dwayne Johnson, better known as The Rock, must surely be juicing up in order to achieve his massive muscular gains in his advancing age. The comments were part of a larger conversation about a fraudulent social media star being exposed for steroid use despite a wholesome image as a clean eater.
Rogan said on his show:
The Rock should come clean right now. He should make a video in response to the Liver King video like, “I need to talk to you because The Rock’s been lying.” There’s not a f*cking chance in hell he’s clean, not a chance in hell as big as The Rock is at fifty.
As Louder with Crowder noted, the accusation was half joke and half serious. After all, Rogan moonlights as a comedian and is known for poking ribs of anyone and everyone. Still, there is always truth laying within comedic efforts.
To be clear, Rogan was half-doing schtick. He also wasn’t saying with authority The Rock does or doesn’t use. Rogan presented the schtick without evidence. Critics say the eyeball test is evidence enough. But it’s not like Rogan presented a peer-reviewed study independently fact-checked by independent fact-checkers.
Rogan’s point is less about the steroids and more about lying about it. When it comes to people like The Rock and The Liver King who are advocating for an allegedly healthy lifestyle, “There’s a responsibility that you have to the people that are listening to you.”
While the American Tribune isn’t taking a stance on Johnson’s use or non-use, there is plenty of evidence to suggest The Rock has benefitted in his fifties from engineered enhancement. He admitted to dabbling in college, and yet we are led to believe his physique in the steroid-laden WWE and Hollywood circles subsided? It’s suspicious at best.
Writing on Medium, one author who has written several exposes on professional applications of steroids commented that, among the other reasons for likely use, there is the simple fact that none of the math adds up. Daniel Hopper wrote:
The most apparent reason to be dubious of Dwayne’s physique being natural is his age of 48.
Our ability to build muscle mass naturally peaks in our mid to late 20s.
Testosterone is the male hormone essential to building muscle and can decline at nearly 3% a year after natural testosterone production peaks at around 18.
Muscles are at their strongest at around 25 years old. Although through resistance training, we can retain most of this muscle for the next 10 or 15 years
There are very few athletes older than 35 who are at the top of their sports. Sprinters peak in their mid-20s, and the average NBA player is 26 years old.
Again, Rogan’s point was less that Johnson taking steroids was wrong per se as it was using them and lying about it. The Rock has built a brand on his physical stature, made a fortune repping for athletic apparel, and promoted a certain healthy lifestyle.
As of this writing, Dwayne Johnson has yet to respond to Rogan’s call out.
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