“Take Dwight From the Office Down to… “: Joe Rogan & Rich Men North of Richmond Creator Bash “Millionaire” Rainn Wilson for Criticizing Viral Song

Published 09/01/2023, 8:23 AM EDT

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Oliver Anthony’s popular blue-collar song ‘Rich Men North of Richmond’ has really been creating buzz. Earlier this month, the upcoming singer’s track gained immense popularity on X and has dominated the Billboard charts, holding the top position for two consecutive weeks. When the UFC commentator Joe Rogan came across the song, he posted the video of Oliver Anthony singing it on his Instagram account. Along with the video, he praised Anthony for his authentic singing style.

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Rogan was highly impressed with the lyrics of the song, which can easily touch the souls of many. However, Rainn Wilson, who played the role of Dwight in ‘The Office’, was not so happy about the song. He took to social media to troll the song and the message it tries to convey. This action by Wilson didn’t sit well with the former Fear Factor host, as he criticized the actor for his negative comments. And taking to his podcast, Rogan openly bashed “millionaire” Wilson for trolling Anthony. Let’s take a closer look at what Rogan has to say about Wilson.

Joe Rogan lashes out at Rainn Wilson

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In the #2027 episode of JRE, Rogan sat with the creator of the viral song ‘Rich Men North of Richmond’. Rogan was provoked when Wilson said that if he composed a song, he wouldn’t write about obese people on welfare. ‘The Office’ actor also said that he would write about CEOs who earn 400 times more than their workers and about corporations that pay zero taxes and offshore tax shelters for billionaires. When Rogan and Anthony sat together, he could not control himself from lashing out at Wilson.

The UFC commentator said, “There’s nothing funnier than millionaires talking sh*t about billionaires… Take Dwight from The Office down to West Virginia. Take him through those coal mining countries. Take him through those places in Appalachia where people have extreme poverty and pills have ravished those areas. Take. Take him through there.According to Rogan, Wilson is highly privileged and chooses to talk about the issues of wealthy people. The 56-year-old thinks that millionaires don’t grasp the gravity of the problems faced by working-class people. However, it is not the first time Rogan has bashed actors for their behavior.

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The UFC commentator calls out Hollywood actors

In the #1951 episode of JRE, Joe Rogan sat down with popular YouTuber Coffeezila. During the chat, Rogan mentioned that Hollywood actors are crazy, as they have to maintain a persona that’s not truly their own. According to Rogan, movie stars build personas that appeal to those who offer them roles in movies. He feels that every actor blindly followed what the movie makers wanted them to do.

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Some actors are just attention seekers, in the UFC commentator’s opinion. Nonetheless, the 56-year-old feels that the actors are forced to behave in a particular way just to fit in with the industry. Rogan claims that these celebrities mold themselves into what they believe can bring success. What are your thoughts about Rogan’s opinion? Let us know in the comments below.

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Priyanka is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. Her passion for the UFC is evident in her writing, and she has been a devoted fan of the sport for many years. Priyanka is particularly fascinated by the sportsmanship displayed by fighters, and she is captivated by their ability to calculate each move when an opponent is all set to attack.
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