Prince Harry has stepped into the octagon with Joe Rogan over the coronavirus vaccine.
The royal ripped the MMA announcer and popular podcast host on Thursday for recently telling listeners that young people need not get vaccinated.
“Just stay out of it,” Harry said when asked about Rogan’s comments during an interview on Dax Shepard and Monica Padman’s “Armchair Expert” podcast.
“The issue is in today’s world with misinformation endemic,” he added. “You’ve got to be careful about what comes out of your mouth.”
Prince Harry also warned Rogan — who, like the Duke of Sussex, has an exclusive production deal with Spotify — that “with a platform comes responsibility.”
Rogan made the controversial comments last month, when he told young listeners that they don’t need to get a jab.
“If you’re like 21 years old, and you say to me, ‘Should I get vaccinated?,’ I’ll go, ‘No,’” he said. “If you’re a healthy person, and you’re exercising all the time, and you’re young, and you’re eating well, I don’t think you need to worry about this.”
After a public outcry, he backtracked, saying, “I’m not a doctor, I’m a f–king moron. I’m not a respected source of information, even for me … But I at least try to be honest about what I’m saying.”
He also added, “I said, ‘I believe [the vaccines are] safe,’ and I encouraged many people to take them … My parents were vaccinated. I just said, ‘I don’t think that if you’re a young, healthy person, that you need it.’”
Page Six exclusively reported that Rogan’s comments would not sit well with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, who have been huge supporters of COVID-19 vaccinations.
The couple served as campaign chairs of Global Citizen’s VAX Live: The Concert to Reunite the World, which served to increase donations and sharing of vaccine doses around the world.
The royal was promoting his Apple TV+ series with Oprah Winfrey, “The Me You Can’t See,” which premieres on May 21.