Podcast host Joe Rogan offered vaccine scientist Peter Hotez $100,000 to give to the charity of his choice if he debated RFK Jr on his show.
Rogan’s offer came after Hotez shared a Vice article titled “Spotify Has Stopped Even Sort of Trying to Stem Joe Rogan’s Vaccine Misinformation.”
The Vice article is a hit piece on Rogan, in which mercilessly attacks him for allowing RFK Jr on his podcast to talk about “vaccine dangers.”
However, Rogan responded to Hotez’s tweet, writing, “Peter, if you claim what RFK Jr. is saying is “misinformation” I am offering you $100,000.00 to the charity of your choice if you’re willing to debate him on my show with no time limit.”
RFK Jr immediately agreed to the debate with Hotez, writing, “Peter. Let’s finally have the respectful, congenial, informative debate that the American people deserve.”
Unsurprisingly, Hotez didn’t accept the offer to debate RFK Jr but still wanted to appear on Rogan’s show.
CEO of Tesla, Elon Musk, also jumped into the conversation.
Musk responded to Rogan’s tweet, writing that Horitz is “afraid of a public debate because he knows he’s wrong.”
Hotez’s accusations about “misinformation” against Joe Rogan came after RFK Jr. talked about vaccines for close to an hour in his recent podcast.