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Joe Rogan mocks “goofy” Royal Family amid Harry and Meghan exit

Published: 19/Jan/2020 15:39

by Calum Patterson

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Podcast host and famed UFC commentator Joe Rogan has weighed in on the ongoing hysteria around the departure of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

On January 18, it was confirmed that the ‘Sussexes’ would relinquish their Royal ‘HRH’ titles, as they formally step back from all Royal duties. They’re also moving to Vancouver, where they will split time between there and their UK home.

“Megxit”, as it has been dubbed in the UK press, has caused a media frenzy, as The Queen was reportedly not informed of the couple’s intentions, finding out via the news.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle talking to a man at a science clinic on a Royal visit
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Harry and Meghan shocked the UK and the rest of the world with their decision.

Joe Rogan, who has little connection to the British isles, asked his podcast guest Mike Baker, a former CIA officer of dual American and British citizenship, to break the situation down for him.

After Baker explained the predicament, including the large sums of money which members of the Royal Family receive, Rogan was taken aback. “What kind of goofy sh*t is that?! They give them $58 million to ‘help finance the extensive renovation of Buckingham Palace’.”

While doing his best impression of The Queen herself, he highlighted the disparity of wealth. “Imagine being a poor person, and finding out that The Queen, who literally does nothing, is making $100 million in a year. […] Everybody’s like brainwashed over there.”

Baker explained that a major discussion point of Harry and Meghan’s exit is to do with finances, and their ability to monetize themselves. As members of the Royal Family, they are not permitted to make money from the ‘brand’.

“So the idea is that you’re getting paid enough?” Rogan asks, “Just, what a goofy system. Just giving them money for free, to be a Royal. […] What does that even entail?”

In their statement on January 18, it is made clear that Harry and Meghan will be repaying the several million in public money which was used for renovations on their UK family home, Frogmore Cottage.

While Joe Rogan was unimpressed by the setup of the Royal Family overall, he seemed to respect the Sussexes’ decision to leave, and pursue their own ‘financial independence.’

“They’re already so popular, all they need to do is start endorsing makeup lines, and sneaker and watches and sh*t,” he said. Baker agreed, pointing out the massive following Meghan Markle has on Instagram, and how easily it could be monetized.

Their departure may have split opinion in the United Kingdom, but it appears Rogan thinks the couple are better on their own, than in the “goofy” Royal Family system.

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Dr Disrespect trolls mobile gamers and players take the bait

Published: 26/Nov/2020 12:49

by David Purcell

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Dr Disrespect has taken a cheeky swipe at mobile gamers on Twitter, asking how anybody can even consider it to be a “serious” way to play – but players are fighting their corner. 

The Two-Time has had a whirlwind 2020 by all accounts. He’s moved platforms from Twitch to YouTube, and while some might have expected his influence on the gaming world to perhaps decrease in that move – he’s still one of the best at stirring the pot.

Of course, a lot of franchises that made their name on PC and console, like Call of Duty, PUBG, FIFA and Fortnite, have brought their games to iOS and Android.

Though, Doc doesn’t seem to be a fan.

Dr Disrespect takes aim at mobile gamers

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Dr Disrespect has turned into a mainstream symbol of the streaming world, and sure knows how to get people talking.

On November 26, literally out of nowhere in vintage Doc style, he decided to joke about the idea of playing games on mobile.

He said: “I’ve got 3 state-of-the-art 1ms speed color calibrated monitors staring at me, a keyboard with titan switch optical keystrokes and a mouse that weighs literally nothing backed by a 200k multi pc setup….and you have the guts to tell me mobile gaming is a serious thing?”

As you might expect, he’s sparked a huge debate in the replies – with some arguing for and against his point of view.

One user, by the name of Yettobegin, said: “Well Dr.D not everyone can afford a good PC setup and that’s why mobile gaming is so popular in southern Asian countries.. Anyways I don’t hear any mobile gamers fighting for validation as a “Gamer”.. If u want to play in mobile and have fun who cares?!”

If you thought that was a strong response, wait until you see this.

Tribe Gaming’s Ferg challenged the self-professed best video gamer in the world to a 1v1 in CoD Mobile, with $100,000 on the line. As of writing, that has not been accepted, but it shows there’s certainly a lot of people out there wanting to prove him wrong.

This was not the only challenge, with Elijah Jackson offering a $10,000 wager of his own.

XSET Juicy, who plays PUBG Mobile competitively, also fired back – saying maybe gaming on mobile is too “difficult” for Doc to handle.

Nothing might come from this or Dr Disrespect actually might take up one of the offers, in a way to shoot down mobile gamers who stand in his way.

No matter what, though, he’s certainly achieved his objective of drumming up some debate. What happens next should be interesting.