At the beginning of this month, Rogan made news after talking with former congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard. They discussed a peculiar incident he claimed happened to the wife of a friend who is a public school teacher.
“My friend, his wife is a school teacher and she works at a school that had to install a litter box in the girls room because there is a girl who’s a furry,” Rogan said.
“Her mother badgered the school until they agreed to put a litter box in one of the stalls. So this girl goes into the litter room or to the girl’s room and urinates or whatever,” he added.
Rogan discussed the matter with the article’s author, Michael Shermer. This was on The Joe Rogan Experience episode from last Wednesday.
In a clip from the episode, Shermer comments on the story’s success. which features Rogan’s recollection of his experience with the litter boxes.
It “got spread around as a meme cause it kind of fit the conservative view of, you know, liberals and their confusion about gender and sex,” Shermer said.
“The kitty litter boxes is a weird one,” Rogan said.
“It’s like an urban legend,” Shermer proclaimed.
“I fed into that and let me — I should probably clarify that a bit. I have a friend and my friend’s wife is a school teacher and she told him that there was discussions in the school that a mother wanted to put a litter box in one of the bathrooms,” Rogan began.
“And he told me this and I talked about it on here and then people were saying, ‘That’s not true, it’s an internet rumor.’ So I contacted him again and I said, ‘Tell me exactly what she said and contact her and find out.’ She no longer works for that school. She works for another school. She contacted the other school. She didn’t get a response,” Rogan added.
“I don’t think they actually did it. I think there was discussions about doing it because there was one particularly wacky mother, but there is — it doesn’t seem that there’s any proof that they put a litter box in there,” he clarified.
Rogan elaborated that he was open to believing the tale. This is because he had heard something similar ten years earlier. When he was in Pittsburgh for a UFC event and happened upon a furry convention.
“So we check into the hotel, the hotel — the guy was working, the front desk was saying how crazy it was that these folks were asking for their food to be delivered in bowls on the ground so they could eat it like animals,” Rogan said.
“And I’m like, ‘That it’s crazy.’ And then he said they asked for a litter box in the lobby. Now they didn’t put a litter box into the lobby, but someone, according to this man asked him for a litter box. ‘I’m like, that is crazy,’” he added.