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Joe Rogan explains bizarre reason Texas has so many tigers

Published: 15/Jan/2020 15:28

by Jacob Hale

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In one of the stranger conversations to have been had on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast, Joe has explained why he loves Texas – touching on why the state has such a high tiger population.

Rogan has all manner of guests, topics and conversations crop up in his podcast, which is a given considering how long he has been doing it and the array of people that have featured since the first episode in January 2013.

In an episode with Bryan Callen, Eddie Bravo, and Brendan Schaub, Rogan gets on to the subject of why he loves the state of Texas, with the topic quickly changing to how tigers became so popular in the Lone Star state.

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Rogan has had a number of bizarre guests and conversations on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast.

He says: “Did you know there are more tigers in captivity in Texas than in all the wild in the world? That’s how crazy Texas is.”

After explaining how Texas was made from a bunch of people from the Wild West simply settling, Rogan continued to speak about tigers, saying: “They’re in dudes’ yards, that’s what’s insane.”

“It all started with one guy who got a tiger, and another guy was like ‘I didn’t know we could get tigers,’ so he went and got himself two tigers. That’s literally what it’s like down there. Dudes have hundreds of tigers in their yards.”

Rogan goes on to explain that as long as you have the right facilities and the right fencing, you could keep 100 tigers in your yard, which certainly seems excessive at best.

He does reiterate, though, that he loves Texas and considers it one of the safest places in the world, particularly sharing his love for the city of Dallas.

The statistic that Texas has more captive tigers than there are in the wild worldwide originally came from the World Wildlife Fund, though much of the number is made up of tigers held in zoos and sanctuaries, rather than people’s backyards.

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Dream angered by backlash blaming him for his fans’ actions

Published: 24/Jan/2021 2:07

by Theo Salaun

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Following a wave of online controversy, popular Minecraft YouTuber Dream took to Twitter to address critics and show them why he believes all of the backlash is inherently misguided.

Dream and the Dream Team, with friends like Tommyinnit and Quackity, have been one of the largest sources of online entertainment thanks to a consistent flood of content across YouTube and Twitch. While their videos and streams, including of the entire Dream SMP Minecraft server, have brought Dream a huge amount of fans — that popularity appears to have come with a downside.

Originally, most of the drama surrounding Dream involved accusations about him cheating during a 1.16 Minecraft speedrun. But now, a very different sort of critique has emerged, as fans and critics bemoan the content creator’s inability to restrain the least appropriate segments of his community.

Over the past week, #dreamwaswrong began trending on Twitter and similar complaints moved across social media. The basis for this backlash surrounded a subculture of Dream fans that had begun creating inappropriate fanfiction and art involving the minors who represented the Dream Team. In response, Dream has shot down those critics.

Drawing a theoretical parallel, the faceless content creator philosophically makes his perspective known. Mocking his critics, Dream criticizes the media and his detractors using a hypothetical scenario.

“Dream has refused to condemn murder after one of his fans turned out to be a murderer. Will he finally be held accountable?”

Essentially, Dream suggests that people criticize him for the actions of others — noting that he ought to be “held accountable” for the vile actions (in this hypothetical instance: murder) of his fans. The point of this example is to highlight the absurdity of a causal relationship between influencer and the influenced.

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While fans and critics appear to be divided on the efficacy of Dream’s tweet, it’s clear that he is trying to push back against those who blame him for the actions of his viewers. In the social media age, this relationship between popular figure and stan is a particularly nuanced one.

For what it’s worth, Dream has also taken a much more firm stance against inappropriate subcultures of his fandom on his alternate account, DreamWasTaken. It remains to be seen whether or not that will be enough to satisfy his critics, but the situation is obviously a contentious one.