So when speaking about the topic, he confidently stated that "millions" of people under the age of 18 were on hormone-blocking drugs.
"I'm sure someone is going to fact-check me on this but my guess is that we're into the millions now at this point," Walsh told Rogan.
Moments later, Rogan's team did fact-check Walsh where they found only 4,780 adolescents were on hormone blockers in the last five years.
\u201cMatt Walsh and Joe Rogan spent an entire segment calling trans people narcists, saying gay marriage shouldn't be legal, and arguing for detransitioning trans youth.\n\nBut even Rogan couldn't let a claim like "millions of youth are on puberty blockers" slide\n\n(actual number: 4,780)\u201d
Walsh responded by lowering his estimate to "hundreds of thousands" but added that he "could be wrong."
On Twitter, people criticized Walsh for exaggerating the number of transgender young people on hormone blockers.
"I’m glad Rogan actually fact-checked this. But it’s astounding that someone who talks about this issue for a living wouldn’t be better informed. Is that really too much to ask?" Patrick tweeted.
"How is it possible to know so little about the thing you've gotten yourself so worked up over," a Twitter user wrote.
\u201cMatt Walsh caught brazenly lying to feed his moral panic. There are 71 million people in the US under the age of 18. Only around a thousand trans youth a year start puberty blockers. That's 0.00661% of all youth. You could fit all trans youth on puberty blockers in a high school.\u201d
Walsh also told Rogan that the number of transgender youth having gender-affirming top surgery has had an "exponential increase" in the last couple of years, despite a lack of concrete statistics in the world.
\u201cSuper interesting. Despite wide documentation that sexual reassignment surgery on minors is incredibly rare, Matt Walsh insists it's probably hundreds of thousands per year despite seeing the data. This guy has made a living as the "expert" on these issues for the right wing.\u201d