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Griffin Johnson apologizes after making “misogynistic” joke

Published: 26/Aug/2020 18:48

by Virginia Glaze

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TikTok star and former Sway House member Griffin Johnson is coming under fire after making a joke that many critics found misogynistic — a statement he has since apologized for.

Griffin Johnson has become a somewhat divisive figure in the TikTok community, after parting ways with girlfriend Dixie D’Amelio in wake of allegations of cheating on the influential ‘Be Happy’ singer.

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While the two have since made up in private, fans are still upset with Johnson — especially after he uploaded a faux apology video that appeared to address the Dixie cheating allegations, but instead jokingly discussed a previous bet with fellow TikToker Bryce Hall.

Now, Johnson is facing critics’ ire once again, after tweeting out a controversial joke that appeared to poke fun at female comedians on August 25.

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“They nicknamed me ‘girl,’ ‘cause I’m not funny,” the TikToker wrote.

Needless to say, Johnson faced a slew of backlash after publishing the tweet, which many found misogynistic in nature.

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“Jokes, jokes,” Johnson clarified — but fans were not here for his explanation.

“That’s the most unfunny and patronizing thing I’ve read today,” one user said of the joke.

“That was not funny,” another chimed in. “Not amused. Not a laugh. Not a chuckle. Not a haha or even a hehe. That was not funny at all. I would be embarrassed if I were you. You need a tutor on comedy and on humor, ‘cause this just ain’t it.”

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Still others offered Johnson tips on deactivating his account — but the star followed up with another post apologizing for the incident shortly thereafter.

“I am sorry to anyone this offended btw, girls are funny,” he stated. However, this sentiment was rather short-lived, as the star went on to retweet a sarcastic “notes app” apology made by another user that seemed to make fun of the backlash from his joke.

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“Jokes make me happy when I am sad,” he later tweeted.

No matter the case, it doesn’t look like public opinion surrounding the TikToker is all too positive at the moment, with many critics still taking issue with his joke, which remains posted to his twitter account at the time of writing.

However, like many of the aforementioned incidents, it doesn’t look like Griffin is letting the backlash bring him down, and is even managing to find some sort of dark humor in the scandal.

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Joe Rogan finally changes JRE podcast lighting after fans complain

Published: 14/Oct/2020 17:41

by Daniel Cleary

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Popular stand-up comedian Joe Rogan has finally revealed changes to the lighting of his new podcast studio after fans decided they hated it, following his move to Texas.

After moving his entire podcast studio near his new Texas home in early September, Joe Rogan’s followers were quick to criticize him over the “tacky” updates made to the background of his setup.

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While most of his fans are used to seeing him in front of the classic red-brick wall with an American flag during his long-form conversations, his latest move saw the addition of some bizarre red lighting patterns instead.

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JRE fans criticized Rogan’s studio for its “tacky” red lights in previous episodes.

The UFC commentator’s first few episodes in the new studio were subject to a lot of criticism and many fans immediately called for adjustments to be made to the new camera angles and lighting that were being used.

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However, after initially addressing the hate and revealing that they had put the room together on short notice, it seems as if he has taken the feedback on board in his recent episodes, toning down the harsh red lighting that was present in the background of the show. The podcast host has now replaced the bright red light with a blue hue instead.

Since the release of his podcast with fellow comedian Colin Quinn on October 8, fans have noticed a massive improvement in the lighting and have been quite positive about the production changes that Rogan and JRE producer Jamie Vernon have made.

“Lighting is so much better, doesn’t look like you’re in front of a KFC sign” one viewer commented, while other JRE fans echoed similar compliments after the latest changes.

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The majority of his viewers claimed that the quality of the episode was “significantly better” but that it could still do with some minor adjustments to bring it up to the usual standard of the popular podcast.

As Rogan has previously explained that his current studio was put together on short notice, it is quite possible that he has even more changes in store over the next few months but we’ll just have to wait and see if any further adjustments are made.