“Are They Paying You to Drink Bud Light” – Joe Rogan Successfully Triggers Fans Once Again With Open Support for Controversial Beer Brand

Published 12/15/2023, 7:55 AM EST

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Joe Rogan loves Bud Light. Even the UFC recently signed a sponsorship deal with the Anheuser-Busch brand, which will replace Modelo as their official beer partner. Rogan recently shared a photo on Instagram to promote an episode of ‘The Joe Rogan Experience’ with a picture of a couple of his comedian friends. However, fans took jibes at the 56-year-old after they noticed many cans of Bud Light in the photo.

Bud Light recently announced that they were teaming up in a sponsorship deal with transgender influencer Dylan Mulvaney. The Anheuser-Busch brand faced a lot of backlash, resulting in people boycotting the product. However, Joe Rogan seems unfazed. It was apparent in his recent Instagram post.

Joe Rogan shares a photo involving a lot of cans of Bud Light


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The JRE host recently shared a post to promote the tenth edition of ‘Protect Our Parks’ segment of his podcast on Instagram. The post was a photo from the studio of Joe Rogan, featuring comedians Shane Gillis and Ari Shaffir. Former WWE champion Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson caught hold of the post and shared a comment mentioning how much he loved hitting the gym with Rogan and co.


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Interestingly, the photo posted by Joe Rogan even displayed several cans of Bud Light laid on the table. He continues to be an advocate for the beer brand. He had openly drank the alcoholic beverage on his podcast amidst the controversy in previous episodes too. However, it did not sit well with fans. They chimed in the comments section to share their reactions. Let’s see what they had to say.


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JRE host triggers fans with his love for Bud Light

Certain sections of people seem to have a lot of bad blood against the Anheuser-Busch brand. They branded Bud Light as a drink for a particular community and not for the masses. The fans even claimed that they weren’t fond of how the beer tasted like.

“That’s some pretty gay a** beer.”

“F****** bud light!!! Never forget!!!”

“I always thought bud tasted like shit.”

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Some fans believe that Bud Light is trying to get back into the contention of the masses with their UFC sponsorship deal and now with Joe Rogan’s support. They are wondering if the 56-year-old was paid to promote the brand on his social media handles.

“Bud light trying to make a desperate comeback.. ufc now joe”

“Are they paying you to drink bud light”

Meanwhile, some users on Instagram claimed that they do not consider Bud Light as an alcoholic beverage. They made a comparison of the Anheuser-Busch brand with a rather different substance.


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“Hahaha bud light doesn’t even count as beer.”

“P*ss water”


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Joe Rogan has always been against ‘cancel culture’. He has stood up against it on multiple occasions. It doesn’t seem like Rogan will back down from what he believes in due to the backlash from a certain section of people. He believes that Bud Light is one of the few true American brands and it should be treated with more respect and not hate it just because of an advertising blunder.

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Himanga Mahanta


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Jayant Chhabra