Ever controversial comedian and podcast host Joe Rogan called out Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson on one of his recent episodes for what he believes is intentional misinformation of his fans about steroid use. As you noticed Page sixRogan was talking about the crest on his back Podcastand asked his guest if Johnson had ever claimed not to use steroids after the news that viral internet personality Lever King was also using steroids and not his self-proclaimed diet of raw meat.
“The Rock should be cleaned up now,” Rogan said with a laugh. He should make a video in response to the Liver King video. Rogan then did an offhand impression of Johnson, adding, “I want to talk to you because The Rock has been lying.” He adds, “There’s no king in hell he’s clean. There’s no chance in hell. As big as a rock, at 50?… He’s so huge, and he’s so different than when he was 30.”
Rogan went on to note that for people of some body being honest with your audience about achieving your goals is important. “If you don’t want to talk about it, that’s one thing,” Rogan said. “But if you talk about it, there’s a responsibility that you have to the people who are listening to you and I think you have to be honest about that, and that’s why I’m being honest about it. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with taking a hormone replacement… I don’t think it’s Wrong, I think he’s smart, but you have to be honest… when Mickey Rourke did The Wrestler, he told everyone.”
Given the muscle mass and current gym pics that Dwayne Johnson posts on any given week, one probably wouldn’t talk outside of school just to wonder if the athlete-turned-recreationalist had dabbled in steroid use. In a previous interview, Johnson confirmed that at some point he tried using them, something he claims he did when he was much younger.
Johnson previously admitted: ‘I tried it’ MTV in 2009. “My buddies and I experienced it back in the day when I was 18 or 19. I didn’t know what we were doing… It’s not as prevalent today in our sport as it was 10 years ago, but we have to realize that a culture has been created. Where it would have been nice to do that, and a lot of team managers, owners and players who haven’t done that will turn the other cheek. We realize that, and now we have to impose stronger penalties, which we are doing.”
in a profile luck Five years later in 2014, Johnson addressed accusations that he was currently using steroids, telling the outlet, “Sure, there are a lot of people out there who are going to suspect, and say nothing. They want to deny the hard work you put in.”
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