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Joe Rogan goes viral with “bizarre” transformation using photo filter

Published: 8/Aug/2020 19:11

by Brent Koepp

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Popular podcast host Joe Rogan went viral on August 7th after sharing his crazy transformation on Instagram using photo filters. The UFC commentator hit out at the social media feature as being “damaging” to young girls. 

Over the last decade, Joe Rogan’s rise in podcasting has been nothing short of meteoric. The personality pulls in millions of listeners every week, and has had some of the world’s most interesting guests – from Tesla CEO Elon Musk, to Iron Man himself Robert Downey Jr.

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The comedian went viral on social media on August 7 after he shared his disturbing transformation on Instagram using photo filters. The star demonstrated to followers how “deceptive” picture editing tools have become, and cautioned that they can be damaging to young girls.

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The UFC commentator has one of the most listened to podcasts in the world.

Joe Rogan & his crazy Instagram transformation

Rogan went viral after posting an image of a young woman on his Instagram, before revealing that the person in the photo was actually him. The star explained that his 10-year-old daughter created the transformation using filters.

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“My 10 year old daughter is laughing hysterically because she took a picture of my ugly chimp face making kissy lips and ran it through some satanic filter designed to steal women’s self esteem through pure deception and f**kery, and this is the result,” he wrote.

The 52-year-old continued to slam the editing tools, calling them “bizarre” while also saying that they are an example of how “distorted young women’s expectations of beauty” have become due to them. He then cautioned followers by stating, “Protect yourself, my friends. The internet is trying to rob you of your happiness.”

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The post exploded on social media, with over 511k people liking it at the time of writing. Many users commented on the picture claiming that it was “terrifying.” Joe Rogan followed up the post by showing the original photo that was ran through the filter and said, “The original photo before the satanic filters. The devil is real, ya’ll.”

This isn’t the first time the commentator has spoken up about the dangers of social media. During a May podcast with Hollywood actor Kevin Hart, he explained how sites like Twitter and Facebook make people become obsessed with negativity.

If nothing else, his viral Instagram post is the perfect example of how easily things can be distorted online. Editing tools have now become so advanced, that even a 52-year-old man can pass for a young woman.

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Mr Beast reveals $300k Creator Games 2 ft. Charli D’Amelio, Ninja, more

Published: 13/Oct/2020 19:52 Updated: 13/Oct/2020 19:53

by Alan Bernal

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Mr Beast has announced The Creator Games 2 that will put internet personalities like Charli D’Amelio, Ninja, MKBHD, and more, to the ultimate test of wits where the winner will get $300,000 to giveaway to their fans.

Of course, the biggest prize for the YouTubers will be the title of “Smartest Creator in the World.” Though it doesn’t look like the winner of yesteryear’s Rock, Paper, Scissors mashup event, Matthew ‘Nadeshot’ Haag, will be returning to defend his title.

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This means that there’s going to be a new champion of The Creator Games to crown. Though the contestants shouldn’t expect the same format as last year.

Instead, Mr Beast is going to change the competition with a “Wheel of Games” that will pick every matchups game.

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When is The Creators Games 2?

The $300k event will pit some of the biggest personalities for the second round of the Games.

Mr Beast is going to go live for The Creators Games 2 on Saturday, October 17 at 2:00 PM PST / 5:00 PM EST on his YouTube channel.

Who is in The Creator Games 2?

Mr Beast invited 24 creators split into two different brackets, and the gamemaster already revealed the first round of matchups to look out for.

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In Round 1 matchups:

  • Addison Rae v Ninja
  • KSI v Rosanna Pansino
  • Mark Rober v Gibi
  • Safiya Nygaard v Kwebbelkop
  • Charli & Dixie D’Amelio v Preston Arsement
  • Yes Theory v Bretman Rock
  • Typical Gamer v Lexi Rivera
  • Dream v Matpat & Steph
  • Alex Warren v Lazarbeam
  • Matt Stone v Marques Brownlee
  • Laurenzside v ZHC
  • Swoozie v Jaiden Animations

Needless to say, the tourney is stacked with some of the most popular faces on the internet today. Though there are fans who are already casting their predictions, it might be too early to call because of the unpredictability of the event.

There’s going to be a ton of twists and turns for competitors and fans alike to watch out for. The Wheel of Games will have challenges that range from “trivia to geography, spelling bees, and beyond.” Not only that, the fans will be able to vote an eliminated contestant in the late rounds of The Creator Games.

In 2019, the Games was one of the most-viewed YouTube Originals live events bringing in over 662,000 peak concurrent viewers and over 35 million views.

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