Aaron Rodgers: ‘I realize I’m in the crosshairs of the woke mob right now’

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Aaron Rodgers went from “cute and smart” to “insane idiot” over the course of about 48 hours. We learned that Rodgers had tested positive for Covid and that he would miss some Green Bay Packers games because of his quarantine. Then came the kicker: despite his insistence in August that he had been “immunized” from Covid, he had not received any of the Covid vaccines. He wasn’t following proper unvaccinated-player protocols either, because he was wandering around maskless in the media room and in public spaces. We also learned that QAaron was “furious” that the NFL outed him as unvaxxed and that he tried to convince the NFL that he had some kind of hokey holistic “treatment” which made him Covid-repellent (the NFL did not believe him). So after all of that, QAaron appeared on The Pat McAfee Show (via video conference) to talk about all of this and more and holy mother of God, he is a raging moron. Here are just *some* of the bonkers things he said:

On the backlash to his lies: “I realize I’m in the crosshairs of the woke mob right now. So, before my final nail gets put in my cancel culture casket, I think I would like to set the record straight on so many of the blatant lies that are out there about myself.”

It’s the media’s fault he lied about being vaccinated: Rodgers said the media was on a “witch hunt” to find out which players were vaccinated and blamed reporters for him saying he was “immunized” back in August. The 37-year-old Rodgers said if any reporter would have asked a follow-up question, he would have explained he’s “not an anti-vax flat earther,” but that he’s a “critical thinker.” He also said “For me, it involved a lot of study in the offseason.”

He thinks Covid testing is there to shame the unvaccinated: Rodgers described the daily testing he is subjected to every day, even on off days, and believes the rules are in place to shame unvaccinated people. Rodgers said he has been tested over 300 times before testing positive this week. Rodgers said he experienced some mild symptoms for roughly 48 hours but currently “feels really good.” He wasn’t certain when he would return to the field or what protocols were in place for him now that he tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

He consulted Joe Rogan: “I consulted with a now good friend of mine, Joe Rogan, after he got Covid, and I’ve a lot of the stuff he recommended in his podcast and on the phone to me… I’m going to have the best immunity possible now based on the 2.5-million-person study from Israel that the people that get Covid and recover, have the most robust immunity. I’m thankful for people like Joe stepping up and using his voice. I’m thankful for my medical squad and I’m thankful for all the love and support I’ve gotten but I’ve been taking monoclonal antibodies, ivermectin, zinc, vitamin C and DHCQ and I feel pretty incredible.”

He’s “allergic” to vaccines: Rodgers said he did not get vaccinated because he has an allergy to an ingredient in the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines and was scared about the possible side effects from the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. He said the decision to seek alternative treatments was “what was best for my body.” He also said: “What about my body, my choice? What about making the best decision for my circumstance?”

What he claims an NFL doctor told him: “It is impossible for a vaccinated person to get Covid or spread Covid.” When asked about Aaron Rodgers’ claim, an NFL league source tells CNN “no doctor from the league or the joint NFL-NFLPA infectious disease consultants communicated with the player.”

He tried to get NFL policy changed: Rodgers told McAfee he had previously tried to “petition” the league that his homeopathic treatment of increasing his antibodies should be considered as an alternative to getting fully vaccinated via Moderna, Pfizer or Johnson & Johnson vaccines. Rodgers continued, “at that point I knew I was definitely not going to win the appeal.”

Natural immunity: “The vaccines do offer some protection for sure but there is a lot we don’t know about them. … There is a lot to natural immunity. … If you have gotten Covid and recovered from it, that’s the best boost to immunity you can have.”

He compared himself to Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.: “The great MLK said that ‘You have a moral obligation to object to unjust rules and rules that make no sense.'” Rodgers said certain strict NFL protocols were not based on science, noting if he tested negative for Covid-19 every day and was surrounded by vaccinated people, why should he be “shamed” into wearing a mask throughout the Packers facility.

[From CNN]

….What the f—–ck…

There were other bonkers sentiments, like his fear of inhaling CO2 while wearing a mask during his workouts (for the love of), and how he’s pretty sure the vaccines cause sterility (they do not) and this: “If the vaccine is so great, then how come people are still getting covid and spreading covid?” HE IS LITERALLY UNVACCINATED AND HE CAUGHT COVID BECAUSE HE IS SO DUMB. As the great Martin Luther King once said, “I read an article on Facebook about how the vaccine induces swoleballs.” QAaron is not in the crosshairs of a woke mob, he’s outing himself as a maliciously selfish and dangerous idiot. It’s like someone put a curse on him, I can’t believe he’s been this guy the entire time.

And in case you’re wondering about Shailene Woodley, she posted an Instagram Story with the message: “Calm Seas May Bring You Peace, But Storms Are Where You’ll Find Your Power.” She’s whispering in his ear, “you’re right, baby, here gnaw on this tree bark, I’ll bring you a bottle of horse dewormer.”

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  1. Kay Dozier says:

    I couldn’t believe what I was reading when I saw this. I can’t believe I used to like and root for him. I’m ashamed I used to think he was halfway intelligent. My God what an absolute dangerously stupid moron.

    • FHMom says:

      He’s a douche. It’s thanks to idiots like him that we are still in this mess.

    • Esmom says:

      I couldn’t either, it took my brain a few minutes to compute that it wasn’t satire or something.

      Someone pointed out that the guys interviewing him were barely holding back laughter and now I can’t unsee that. Someone else on Twitter pondered whether he consults with podcast hosts when he gets injured on the field. Very good point!

      I never thought much about him one way or another but hoo boy, now I do have thoughts. He deserves every bit of dragging he gets.

      • Nic919 says:

        The guy interviewing him had to work really hard at not cracking up when he started to mention that he consulted Joe Rogan.

      • BothSidesNow says:

        @ Esmom, when I read that he was consulting Rohan for medical advice, that certainly brought forth a conclusion of utter stupidity. The additional forms of boosting his immunity further cemented that conclusion. But to compare himself to MLK, JR is beyond any rational within this his entire universe. Rogers should never be associated with the great Dr. King in any form. I think that every bit of hate that comes his way is richly deserved. I also think that he owes the King family an apology.

    • Mac says:

      He needs to keep Dr. King’s name out of his mouth. There is nothing more disgusting than the epitome of white privilege complaining he is oppressed.

    • april says:

      I can’t believe I liked him either. Glad his karma is catching up with him now for lying.

    • Jessica says:

      Remember when his and Sahlene went to Hawaii instead of training camp for the Packers? Yeah Hawaii has a strict vaccination or quarantine policy. I’f I had to guess they showed forged proof to vacation there…I’ve seen articles of people getting arrested for forging vaccine cards to travel to Hawaii…

  2. twinkle says:

    omg this guy is happy to take monoclonal antibodies to treat COVID-19 (which are given intravenously) from (presumably) a licenced medical practitioner, but is unwilling to have a shot/two/three into one of his many overdeveloped muscles that would allow his body to manufacture his own COVID-19 antibodies and prevent/severely limit the illness in the first place??

    the mental gymnastics here are unbelievable. i cannot fathom how we have got to this point as a society. just… wow.

    • Joy says:

      Yes! Oh I won’t take anything to help me build the antibodies beforehand, but whoops now that I’m sick I totally will.

    • clomo says:

      There is an interesting story out about the history of top athletes using snake oil treatments going back a long time. They think they are healthier and easily fall for some weird cures for ailments. I wish I could remember the name the article, it is an informative read, with examples going back decades.

    • Lauren says:


  3. janey janey says:


    This is it. I want all of the white people who claim to be allies to call out this fuckery as an example of white privilege and the systemic minimizing of the civil rights movement, the massive amount of terror white people pulled all throughout American history through minimizing and weaponizing the term “woke.”

    • Songs (Or it didnt happen) says:

      White woman here. White *southern* woman to boot.

      This asshat does not realize the incredible privilege he has to be an idiot. To fuck around with his livelihood and his public image like he will be given all the chances in the world. To play around with contracting and spreading a serious, potentially fatal disease because he knows he will get the best medical care and not get fired or wind up in soul crushing debt while he is recovering. And then to mouth off about feeling persecuted which shows that he has never actually been persecuted in his life.

      I just cannot even.

      • Truthiness says:

        He has extreme privilege and he knows it, it is BEYOND infuriating. He knowingly exposed teammates who can then infect their families, including un-vaxxed innocent children. Pretending to be a victim after reckless endangerment is so beyond the pale, so reprehensible and so STUPID. He just lost out on his post football career moves, congratulations! You screwed yourself buddy, there’s plenty of ex quarterbacks to go around and skip over you. His lies cost him million$.

        Oh and that lie about allergies – you can tell it’s not an allergy. First, the NFL would’ve given him a medical exemption if it was true and second, he would’ve given up the name of the allergy. When I am asked what medicines I’m allergic to I reply “sulfa drugs.” See how easy that is? When you’re telling the truth that is.

    • Alarmjaguar says:

      There’s a great new book by Jennifer Holland about how the mostly white evangelical and Catholic anti-abortion movements completely co-oped the language of the Civil Rights movement (and reveal in their-white evangelicals’- imagined victimhood). This has been building for a long time and absolutely deserves to be called out!

    • Jaded says:

      How could he….HOW IN THE NAME OF WHITE, MALE, RIGHT-WING PRIVILEGE COULD HE!? How DARE he liken himself to MLK in any way, shape or form to protect his dumb ass. So he’s the poor downtrodden victim now is he? Well what about your TEAM you dumbass?! What about f*cking up YOUR team’s chances of a victory with a couple of QBs who only played in the off-season? What if you’ve spread it to teammates and reporters because you’re such an entitled pussy you won’t mask up?

      This lying a-hole should be banned from the NFL FOR LIFE.

      • Truthiness says:

        There are so many layers of “really f-king wrong” to this, we could make a ‘piece of shit’ bingo card.

    • Betsy says:

      Oh, he’s definitely a pos. So much privilege and he quotes MLKJr to liken himself to him? No. Nope. Uh-uh.

    • Bettyrose says:

      Janey Janey I swear as a white woman I would absolutely call out any jackass who co-opted MLK or any Black civil rights leader for their own purpose. But where I live and work everyone is way too self conscious about appearing woke to be that blatant in their assholery. It’s more covert systemic racism in these parts.

  4. Sierra says:

    Why are people surprised? He showed his true self with the way he treated his family members especially his mother.

    • Midnight@theOasis says:

      Didn’t he use to date Danica Patrick and Olivia Munn?

    • teecee says:

      His family members are public right wing nutjobs, so I think everyone believed that that was the reason former Berkeley student/Jeopardy fan/fiance to woman who protested at Standing Rock Rodgers was estranged from them. But it turns out he’s just like they are! That’s what throwing people for a loop.

      • Gold ladder says:

        There are antivaxxers on both sides of the aisle. The ones I’ve met are either the religious nuts and conspiracy theorists or hardcore environmentalists/anti corporate new age liberals. Rodgers seems to fall in the latter group.

      • Merricat says:

        Nobody says “in the crosshairs of the woke mob” unless they’re right of center. First, “crosshairs” is a gun term, not part of the left’s average nomenclature. Second, the pejoratively-used “woke,” especially next to word “mob,” all imply a conservative intent.

      • Sunday says:

        “Fiancé to woman who protested at Standing Rock” – I’m going to bring this up every single time now: him being outed as an anti-vaxxer means that he and Ms. TreebarkTreatment traveled to Hawaii, UNVACCINATED, at a time when native Hawaiians were begging people to stay away. She’s just as narcissistic and selfish as he is, and her activism is as performative as his “intellect.”

      • Poisonella says:

        I always thought the tension with the family was because he’s gay? Aren’t the girlfriends his beards? He looks like shit with the stringy hair- kind of dirty looking; so maybe he’s not.

      • teecee says:

        That doesn’t negate my point at all. Sierra was asking why people were surprised, based on his relationship with his family. I commented that people assumed the break was political in nature, and pointed to examples that people clung to as proof of his relative progressiveness.

        Of course there are left-wing anti-vaxxers. That has nothing to do with why people made excuses for him not talking to his MAGA family.

      • NotSoSocialButterfly says:


        Rodgers repeated every right wing pandemic trope out in the ether. He’s no new-age liberal. You could paste any right wing pundit’s face over his in that video and they’d all pass for each other. It’s a script, really.

    • TigerMcQueen says:

      AR is an egotistical, selfish ass. And I really wish the NFL would just can all of the anti-vaxxers. But I don’t see his relationship with his parents as an indicator of specific personality traits, as there seems to be issues of dysfunction and toxicity with his extended family. He’s chosen to deal with it by going low or no contact.

      Lots of people raised in those environments do that as they age. People on all sides of the political spectrum, liberal, conservative, religious, not religious, very polite, very rude, extroverts, introverts, etc. And the toxic family members likewise can be a quite diverse group.

    • Betsy says:

      Because you’re assuming we follow all people equally all the time. I knew this guy played football, dated Shailene Woodley and wanted to host Jeopardy. End of list. So yes, I am surprised that he’s this stupid.

  5. Kkat says:

    Well. Good lord.
    Between the trump stuff and the pandemic it’s sure outing a lot of people as absolutely stupid selfish morons. A big chunk of my family included.

  6. Léna says:

    The argument “my body my choice” for vaccines makes me want to vomit

    • Kaiser says:

      big same – whenever a man says that sh-t, I want to punch a wall and scream

    • A says:

      It just shows that they don’t think critically about their actions. They see it as a pithy slogan they can use to derail any argument being made against them. It’s one of the fastest ways someone can tell me they don’t care about women, public health, or anything else besides doing -only- what they want when they want.

      • Natters says:

        A critical thinker who follows Joe Rogan? They don’t get any dumber! My brother and his wife aren’t vaccinated (the only ones in the family who aren’t). He is overweight with an autoimmune disease and his reason is that he heard the vaccines will cause infertility. We have shown him all the information that his information is incorrect (he won’t tell us the source of his information). I used to respect my brother and sister-in-law but now I see they are idiots. Idiots who put themselves and others at risk.

    • Coco says:

      Drives me nuts too. Abortions are not a public health crisis or a pandemic. It is LITERALLY a personal medical decision. Someone getting an abortion does not spread a disease to other people. Idiots!

    • ML says:

      Aaron, as you stated: your body, your choice. Sure. How many NFL players exposed to pregnant partners have had to choose whether to keep their baby or not after becoming pregnant themselves? And Aaron, exactly how did all those NFL players become pregnant out of curiosity? Respiratory droplets? Bodily fluids? A vaccine? Are most American football players vaccinated against pregnancy? Do the other players need to be tested daily?

    • Jay says:

      Ugh, same. It’s infuriating to see this attempt to repurpose pro-choice slogans, and anyway it completely falls apart because it’s NOT just his body. Rodger’s choices directly endangered his co-workers and anybody he interacted with, and because he also chose to hide his status, he denied others the choice to keep themselves safe.

      This f*cker thinks he’s so much smarter than Kyrie Irving, but at least Kyrie is sitting out. Rodgers chose to pretend he was vaccinated when he wasn’t, and there should be consequences for that.

      There are people who have medical reasons why they can’t get the vaccine, and those people will have a medical exemption. Rodgers did not.

      There are other athletes who (stupidly, in my opinion) refuse to get the vaccine, but they have to follow stricter protocols if they want to play. Rodgers did not do that, either.

      I also think we should put the blame for this man’s stupidity and selfishness squarely on him, and maybe the team if there was a systemic failure or coverup, and not his girlfriend, exhausting though she may be.

    • Betsy says:

      It makes me stabby. Like they think that’s some sort of reply is too much. They’re stupid, selfish people showing that they’re stupid, selfish people.

  7. Willow says:

    I wonder how many people who work with him he infected while he was maskless and ‘immunized’? Dumb and selfish is a dangerous combination.

  8. Aimee says:

    I have sooo much to say about this but I’m not going to waste my time. I’ll leave it up to the great Maya Angelou:

    “When people show you who they are, believe them. “

    • Jane says:

      Absolutely, and thank you for not including that “the first time” which she didn’t say and isn’t needed.

  9. Mindy_Dopple says:

    so much misinformation has been fed to him. that he actively searched for as well. I’m so over his “lots of studying in the off season”. Oh yeah? let’s see your sources? everyone is who is doing their own research, start publishing your findings?!!!

    • Midnight@theOasis says:

      Another idiot “doing his own research”🤮

    • Viva says:

      One thing I always find telling is that they miss a key part of how researchers actually do research. Every scientific article ends with the researchers naming reasons why they and their findings could be wrong. I have a feeling all these people ‘doing their own research’ who refer to themselves as critical thinkers, don’t have the critical thinking ability to see the limitations in their own ‘research’.

  10. BusyLizzy says:

    Haha QAaron, I thought I misread but I see what you did there.

    He’s a tool.

    • Mia4s says:

      Perfect right? I’ve also seen “Kaaron” which works too!

      I’d like to have word or…ten…with whoever was vetting the Jeopardy guest hosts. You managed to get harassers AND selfish braindead idiots in the mix. Well done! 🙄

  11. remarks says:

    I wonder if his relationship with Shailene Woodley will last. She seems hyper-aware of keeping up a certain persona based on seeming more “enlightened” and likes to tout Aaron Rodgers as not being the typical football player. I thought part of the reason she liked him was because he wasn’t the typical meathead. This rant destroys that illusion.

    • Pilar says:

      I thought she was one of those hippie type Bernie supporters? He sounds like a Qanon guy. But then again the overlap between right wingers and hippie /new agers is a thing these days.

      • FilmTurtle says:

        There is SO. MUCH. OVERLAP. I’m not just describing my own personal experience; there is a LOT of “I trust my own body and not the government stuff” out there, which can sound good, but the entire thought process collapses with just a couple of probing questions.

    • Natters says:

      I just thought they were each other’s beards.

      • FilmTurtle says:

        Heh, I do wonder what Kevin Lanflisi (sp?) thinks about all of this. He spilled a lot of tea on social media, poor guy, and then just vanished. I’m not sure why I even remember his name; that was a decade ago.

      • minx says:

        Seriously, I did too. I thought they were both gay and had just worked something out. Wouldn’t be the first time. I never thought about either of them much until this exploded.

    • Sunday says:

      She’s just as bad as he is. Him being outed as an anti-vaxxer means that they both traveled to Hawaii, unvaccinated, at a time when native Hawaiians were begging people to stay away. All she had to do was listen to the indigenous voices she pretends to care about, but her beach vacation was more important. Shallow, self-serving, hypocritical narcissist. They’re perfect for each other.

      • Betsy says:

        God, that’s disgusting. She totally tried to wrap herself in resistance to Standing Rock. I dislike her a lot but couldn’t tell you why. Now I guess I know why.

  12. Seraphina says:

    I just sat there in awe as I read his statements. The stupidity of it all. Yes, we don’t know all the side effects of the vaccines – just like with any vaccine, drug, or medical procedure there are unknown risks. It’s a chance we all take. Like the chances he takes if he gets hit on the field.
    What is mind blowing is that the Cowboys Cheerleaders get put through a rigorous and cut throat audition process; one of which is interviewing – all of which is so they don’t embarrass the brand- and yet you have a QB making MILLIONS who shoots off BS statements and LIES.
    And I don’t know if it’s dawned on him, but he can always QUIT if he doesn’t like being tested or having to vaccinate. He has a choice.
    Lastly, Kaepernick lost his position for taking a stand against injustice and yet we have this idiot still on the roster.
    Also, no dodo bird – quoting MLK does not help your situation. Just shows us how obtuse you really are.

    • Agreatreckoning says:


      Him quoting MLK was about as smart as a certain person using video footage of MLK in a certain Early Years project video.

    • Midnight@theOasis says:

      Ignorant White people really need to keep MLK’s name out of their mouth. I’m so sick and tired of MLK being misappropriated and misquoted by white people using him to justify their stupidity and ignorance. Enough already.

      • Annie says:

        The GALL of quoting MLK. This asshole is some sort of rebellious hero in his own mind. Even if he backed down and got vaccinated today, he’s already shown the entire world how arrogantly stupid he is. He will be nothing more than a punchline for the rest of his life.

    • Esmom says:

      I truly could not believe the things he was saying out loud. It’s mind boggling.

    • Riverandtree says:

      Yeah, this is not helping him at all and I say this as someone who was once a fan of his. I’m really confused – and infuriated – by him thinking it is okay to use the term “woke mob” and then go on to quote Martin Luther King Jr. What kind of mental gymnastics does one have to perform to think that makes sense? As someone said earlier in this thread, his comments are prime examples of arrogance mixed with ignorance.

    • NotSoSocialButterfly says:

      We do know about vaccines, though. Andy side effects appear in the first 8 weeks or so, because the vaccine does its work and is degraded quickly. I hope he has ED forever after getting covid and likely spreading it further.

  13. VIV says:

    My husband is (was) a huge Aaron fan, it’s so disappointing he turned out to be a moron. At least the memes have been excellent…. QAaron was just dropped as a spokesperson for one of the Green Bay healthcare systems. Let the “woke mob” keep coming lol

    • Agreatreckoning says:

      Apologies – I didn’t see your post before typing mine.

    • VIV says:

      Also that infertility misinformation is so upsetting to hear repeated. It’s why my brother and his fiance don’t want to get vaccinated. Infertility is already stressful and complicated enough – for the antivax crowd to have weponized that is evil.

      • Natters says:

        My brother and his wife have also used that excuse to not get vaccinated (even though they are both overweight with medical issues). I feel like this issue has outed the morons of the world and unfortunately I have two in my family.

      • Rapunzel says:

        Even if the vax causing infertility thing is true, people using that as an excuse is angering and offensive af. I have Turner’s Syndrome and am infertile. When you say you’d rather risk death by Covid over infertility, you are saying infertile people like me are better off dead. It’s disgusting BS that places unnecessary emphasis on a human’s reproductive abilities as more important than living. You should care more about living and protecting living folks than reproduction Infertility is not the end of the damn world. There’s plenty of children that need loving homes. Adopt.

      • Sue says:

        @Viv – my IVF doctors strongly encouraged all of their patients to get vaccinated. I did when I was pregnant (IVF) and my daughter is thriving : she’s reached every milestone early. I had a very healthy pregnancy – no issues whatsoever. I know the pain of infertility and I definitely don’t fault anyone for being nervous about getting the vaccine. I was. But I listened to my doctors and got vaccinated. It’s also peace of mind to know she got antibodies from me through the jab When I was prego and through breast milk.

      • NotSoSocialButterfly says:

        Covid is a vascular disease… so is ED. Covid can cause erectile dysfunction, which is a fertility issue. God, he’s so fkn stupid (Qaaron).

  14. Agreatreckoning says:

    Prevea Health dropped their partnership with him. He made things worse for himself with his “explanation”.

    • WithTheAmerican says:

      So the more he talks the worst things get but that’s the fault of “woke mob” who forced him to say his stupid thoughts out loud by giving him covid so he could infect others.

      Seems legit!

      • Esmom says:

        Right? He is a coward who a) couldn’t even own his self-righteous stance of being fake immunized and lied about it instead and b) is blaming everyone else for his own moronic ramblings and for getting Covid.

      • Agreatreckoning says:

        @WithTheAmerican, I don’t believe it’s the fault of anyone that’s not Aaron Rodgers. No one forced him to say anything other than his own stupidity. His dumb@ss decisions and foolish explanations only amplify that stupidity.

    • Annie says:

      Considering the way our country seems to work today, his fans will rally after he was dropped as a sponsor, and start a GoFundMe for him because they really are that stupid. In the eyes of the magat morons, he is now a heroic martyr who sacrificed so much to stick to his principles and not cave to the “woke mob.”

  15. Ariel says:

    When dumbass white people quote Martin Luther King about their “freedom”, I wish his spirit would take revenge on them. Or instant karma or something that smacks them in the face.
    It’s privileged, it’s disrespectful to Dr King and his lifelong fight.
    Rogers is disgusting, and what a damn moron.

    Who knew – Lavar Burton really was dodging a bullet when the white toxic bros at jeopardy wouldn’t even consider him.
    What an anti intellectual clown show.

    • Courtney B says:

      MLK mentions are becoming like Godwin’s Law hitler/Holocaust ones. As soon as it’s mentioned I just want to tune it out. Because like 90% of the time it’s going to be such a BS comparison. Plus it dilutes actual realistic references/comparisons. (Though even Godwin is saying we need to start widening the application when it comes to Trump and his ilk.) We may need to add ‘woke’ and’cancel culture’ to this list. As soon as I see that I know just where this argument is heading.

      • Esmom says:

        Agreed. And yes, it was pretty rich that he touted himself as a critical thinker while simultaneously rattling off every MAGA buzzword and talking point out there.

      • Annie says:

        It has definitely become a barometer, if someone spouts these quotes, or uses woke as a slur, you can tell immediately exactly who they are. Weeds them out quickly. But it’s also such a shame that of all people, MLK’s quotes have been warped so badly, almost to the point where people can no longer use them the way they were intended because to many, it’s a signal that you’re like this asshole. Same goes for the pro-choice language they’ve co-opted and twisted to prop up their demented opinions.

    • Betsy says:

      That’s kind of what I always thought about Jeopardy, for literally no reason. It’s been interesting to see my feelings borne out.

      • Deering24 says:

        Yeah, I was not surprised to hear any of that. Jeopardy was suspiciously non-white-contestant-free for way, way too long for that to be coincidence.

  16. Izzy says:

    The Israel study he cited has not been peer reviewed, nor did its design have any control group. It was poorly designed and easily used to bolster the “natural immunity” arguments of the death cult.

    F*ck this guy.

    • windyriver says:

      I wondered about those details. Just read the preprint linked to a NYT article. From the article, quote by an epidemiologist at Harvard School of Public Health: “The vaccinated group [in the Israeli study] included many more people with conditions that would weaken their immune response, and they would be expected to have more breakthrough infections”. In other words, a lot of the people who were sensible enough to get vaccinated did so because they knew they were the group most likely to get sick in the first place, so not a surprise they were also vulnerable to breakthroughs.

      There’s also a lot of variables in the strength, and persistence of each individual’s antibody response, especially if the infection is less severe, so no guarantee how long antibodies may remain. Have read the strongest immunity is actually being vaccinated after having recovered from Covid.

      I guess Rogers thinks he’s smart because he read the Israeli study; if he’d actually talked to (listened to?) people at the healthcare system he was affiliated with until yesterday, he might have formed a different opinion.

      Too bad he wasn’t using a tree bark immunization treatment, it would have at least been more interesting than the trite, pathetic garbage he’s spouting that’s no different than the rest of the anti-vax dumbasses out there.

    • TeeBee says:

      I have one acquaintance, anti-vaxx, convinced government precautions have been overkill, it’s all a hoax put on by Big Pharma, blah blah blah and she likes to use these “studies” to bolster her position. All the while ignoring the 5million+ deaths and the growing spread across the globe. She is really good at sounding concerned for everyone affected by covid lockdowns (drug abuse deaths, domestic violence death, suicides) as the reason why we need to let everyone live their lives so these other vulnerable people get the help they need… She refuses to mask (sites asthma and claustrophobia) and will not get vaccinated, never has. She has compromised health and helps look after her 100 year old mother. And I am afraid that if she gets through this pandemic unscathed, she will forever believe it was no big deal and we all ran around like Chicken Little about nothing.

  17. Scal says:

    This dummy tried to get his one person homeopathic nonsense accepted at the same level of a clinically tested peer reviewed data proven vaccine. Hot garbage.

    Also he’s clearly terrible at math. No vaccine is 100% and no one has ever said that ever. 90% means 10% of people will have breakthroughs but that it will be more mild.

    And what is this -the myth that this pandemic is one of the unvaccinated? Again just basic math can debunk that.

  18. El says:

    I forget how idiotic the natural immunity argument is until I see it written down. So the best way to get immunity to covid is to get covid? The point of getting vaccinated and wearing mask to skip the getting covid portion of that equation.

  19. Louise177 says:

    Why is Shailene being blamed for Aaron’s decisions? Nobody knows what her beliefs are. Even if they’re the same it’s still Aaron’s issues.

    • Seraphina says:

      Unfortunately for her it’s guilt by association. And I read that she is vocal that the media is “grasping at straws”. She should know that’s a mistake. I get standing by the one you love – but you can do so silently and not make yourself look bad.

    • Jaded says:

      Shailene’s been touting all sorts of *health* nonsense for years, that bone broth is a miracle cure for everything, that eating clay is healthy for you, that sunning your vagina is the best way to get vitamin D. She’s as wacky as he is.

    • Sunday says:

      Personally, I’m furious that this means they both went to Hawaii unvaccinated at a time when native Hawaiians were begging people to stay away. Just the height of irresponsible privileged idiocy. Of course she’s not to blame for his issues, but him being exposed as anti-vax equally exposes her as a hypocrite.

  20. Mrs. Smith says:

    I gotta say, when that vacation photo of Aaron and Shailene with Miles Teller and his wife was making the rounds, I wondered if there was something off with Aaron. Annnd, now it all makes more sense. Birds of a feather and all that.

  21. Courtney B says:

    I have friends and relatives who trust the Israeli study he cites. It was no right wing biased or left wing ‘big pharma is the enemy’ study. But you need to look further. Which most people, especially the Joe rogans and Aaron Rodgers of the world, don’t do before trumpeting it like ‘see?!? See?!?!’ vaccines don’t matter!’ https://www.covid-datascience.com/post/israeli-data-how-can-efficacy-vs-severe-disease-be-strong-when-60-of-hospitalized-are-vaccinated and https://www.factcheck.org/2021/09/scicheck-instagram-post-missing-context-about-israeli-study-on-covid-19-natural-immunity/

  22. Pilar says:

    Comparing himself to MLK and the Joe rogan thing is peek privileged ignorant but arrogant white guy bullshit.

    I am not American so I don’t know why there’s a fascination with this guy? He’s not particularly attractive and he doesn’t seem very bright. Is he an extremely good player?

    • Seraphina says:

      The men I know who watch American football religiously think this man has the luck of the devil. He will pull a win when it’s down to the last minute. Every male I know shakes his head at how he can pull a “hail Mary” at the 11th hour.

      • Another Anna says:

        Except that one Seahawks-Packers NFC championship.

        The fascination with him seems to be that he’s a good quarterback. Various NFL commentators always refer to him as a “smart” quarterback. I have some guesses as to why this gullible jackass was referred to as “smart” and Colin Kaepernick was always “athletic.”

    • jbyrdku says:

      American here. Never understood his appeal either. Look at his eyes in the video and pictures, he doesn’t read as terribly bright.

    • Willow says:

      It’s because he’s the quarterback for Green Bay and their fans are fanatically loyal. Quarterback is the most important position on the football team. Also, I’m pretty sure the Packers is that state’s only professional sports team. Anything Green Bay Packers is HUGE news in Wisconsin.
      So, it has nothing to do with him personally, it’s because of the the position he plays and the team he’s on.

      • Tourmaline says:

        Minor point but the Green Bay Packers are not the only pro sports team in Wisconsin. They also have pro baseball (Milwaukee Brewers) and pro basketball (Milwaukee Bucks).

      • Seraphina says:

        @Willow, I’m sure the team has something to do with it but let’s not glaze over his skills or talent just because he’s a moron. Every male I know says he is a good QB. Very good. Even friends who don’t like him as a person will say he is an ass but a great QB. And the vast majority of men think he is a douche.

      • Agreatreckoning says:

        @Tourmaline, thank you for clarifying that Wisconsin has more than one professional sports team. The Milwaukee Bucks are the 2021 NBA Champions. Led by the well liked, genuine nice guy and highly skilled player, Giannis Antetokounmpo. Giannis is vaccinated. The Brewers have been playoff contenders in recent years-last time they were in the World Series was 1982-they lost to the St. Louis Cardinals. College football/basketball is huge in the state too. The Badgers beating Iowa last week Saturday was huge.

        @Willow, not all Green Bay Packer fans are fanatical, many are, like any other team. I’m a fan. But, if they lose, it doesn’t ruin my day. Some people really let a loss effect them. Like a lot of other teams fans. I was hoping Love would have a great game today. Because of Rodgers. There are a lot of Packer fans/sports writers in Wisconsin and nationally that are not happy with him. Over the course of the last several days I’ve only heard one person defend his decisions/words in conversations. Fortunately, that person isn’t in my household. Green Bay has a long and storied history in the NFL. It’s the only team in the NFL that does not have a single owner/ownership. This article is a few years old-some stats have changed. The Super Bowl trophy is called the Lombardi Trophy. Lombardi was the coach of the Green Bay Packers from 1959-1967. It’s not just a Wisconsin thing, it’s a history of the NFL thing. The article says 61-67 for Lombardi’s coaching years-he was awarded coach of the year in 1959 with the Packers, so…. Anyhoo.

        @Seraphina, you’re right. He’s respected as a QB, 3 time NFL MVP, holder of a number of NFL records and whatnot, but a lot of men/women kind of think he’s a douche and that was before this recent bullf&ckery. Yep, no matter what records & league titles he holds does NOT exempt him from being a moron.

  23. RoyalBlue says:

    When my son was 3/4 years old we got him a Brett Farve GB Packers jersey, and then when he was older we got him an Aaron Rodgers jersey which we probably still have packed away somewhere. So very disappointed.

  24. Bren says:

    I bet the league won’t suspend Aaron for lying and breaking the unvaccinated player protocol. They’ll give him a pass and assist with the cover-up like they do with everything else. Aaron understands the power he has as one of the stars of the league, and that’s why he’s been getting away with breaking the rules up to this point. I’m sure the NFL can’t wait to sweep this drama under the rug because they know Aaron can and will bury them to make them look like the hypocrites they are. I hope Mike Florio doesn’t let up on this story anytime soon. NFL fans hate him but I’m a fan of his reporting. He is always calling out the league and their bs.

  25. Magick Wanda says:

    It’s a shame he has alienated his family bc they might be the ones who could have convinced him to just stop talking. I remember when being this ignorant and foolish would be cause for embarrassment but now so many aspire to ignorance. It’s stunning and not in a good way.

  26. Galisteo says:

    Maybe he needs to watch Tim Meadows (of SNL) video featuring several urologists that show erectile dysfunction is 6X more likely for men after Covid versus his untrue sterility comment.

  27. Lightpurple says:

    Having Covid does not give you immunity from Covid.

    A friend and her mother both had Covid. They both recovered. They both got it a second time and were hospitalized. The mother didn’t make it.

    • Seraphina says:

      Correct. Just like quoting MLK and foreign medical studies doesn’t mean you are an intellect – or of sound mind.

  28. remarks says:

    Why did he choose to do this interview? He could have just quietly sat on this thumbs and waited out the controversy.

  29. LaraW” says:

    Seems like it’s No Shave November has been replaced with Dudebros Show Their Asses Month.

    Keep them coming. Let’s just take out the garbage all at once.

  30. sunny says:

    I’m surprised how poorly Aaron is handling this. I mean. if you follow football closely he has always had a reputation for being petty, arrogant, and smug but he was always regarded as intelligent. This whole situation is the opposite of smart. What a mess! I hope sponsors continue to drop him.

    • TigerMcQueen says:

      He’s a white male, one who is entitled and arrogant, and he seems to be displaying that “I’m a white male, and as such, my opinions matter even if they’re uninformed, which they’re not, because I’m a white male.”

      I’ve witnessed it firsthand, professionally and personally. Otherwise intelligent white men who think their opinion has to be shared, no matter what the subject or no matter their level of expertise. Male who ignore the advice of experts because their superior awesomeness means they know more than the expert.

      AR probably has people in his circle who told him speaking out isn’t a good idea. But he knows better!

  31. Rapunzel says:

    There is no natural immunity to Covid. It is a novel virus, not meant for humans. Humans have no natural immunity to it. You can gain immunity through vaccination which is still not perfect and wanes over time. Or through getting the disease, which is even less effective and wanes more quickly. The gaining immunity through getting the disease allows the disease to use you to mutate, whereas the vax is way less likely to cause mutations.

    Everyone should be getting vaxxed. Period.

  32. Rapunzel says:

    Qaaron Rodgers-

    The experimental vax isn’t proven safe enough but I’ll risk the disease, and use even more unproven hydroxychloroquinine, ivermectin, or monoclonal antibodies.

    How does this make any sense? How can people be so stupid?

    Did nobody tell these folks an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure?

  33. teresa says:

    The woke mob, sounds like he’s auditioning for a spot on Fox. But anyhoo… Hey Aaron, guess what, this is not the “Woke Mob”, this is called consequences for your actions! Hah, I know lots of rich white guys don’t believe that can happen to them, but guess what, it can!

  34. Barbie1 says:

    Another dimwit pretending to be a victim. It’s nauseating and I’m so sick of it. So many right wing nutjobs tainting our country.

  35. Miss Melissa says:

    Fu(& him. Seriously.

    I travel for a living and got it at the beginning and again at the end of 2020. Two different strains. I had to leave a 26 year career and a position that took decades to earn.

    I am still dealing with the health consequences of my last illness. There have been major changes in my organs and endocrine system. All because of dumbass arrogant white folks like him who act like it’s “Just the flu” and pretend everything is fine.

    It’s a global pandemic, a$$hole.

    • TeeBee says:

      I am so sorry to hear about your experiences. I hope you find your way back to good health. Stay safe.

  36. Coco says:

    I feel like Kaiser is unfairly maligning tree bark, which historically has had impressive medical applications.

    • BeanieBean says:

      And the bark from the Pacific yew is that ingredient that counts in tamoxifen.

      • Snrub says:

        Also used in the chemotherapy drug Taxol. It’s nasty, extremely hard on the body stuff. I worked in biochemistry research with it and it scared the hell out of me. It works well for on-label use but the side effects are hell.

        Also, as someone who legitimately has an allergy to an ingredient in the Pfizer/Moderna vaccines and had an anaphylactic reaction to one (how we found the allergy existed in me), he should do more research. There is a similar ingredient in the J&J vaccine, but you can get allergy tested for it at the Mayo clinic, which isn’t that far from Green Bay. I did and went to get my J&J vaccine with an epi pen in hand, just in case. I just got my booster a few weeks ago. Sorry buddy, get the damn vaccine. I seriously doubt he actually has an allergy as the things in the vaccines are in EVERYTHING and I have to read every damn label on anything that goes in or on my body now. It’s extremely restricting and I feel that type of ubiquitous allergy would be known by his teammates, coaching staff, etc.

  37. Lizzie says:

    I don’t follow this guy but how did the press let him get away with saying he was immunized? It’s a dead giveaway that he won’t say vaccinated.
    I would love to see the links where he did his research, but it’s doubtful they exist. And lastly, lol for going to Joe Rogan for advice.

  38. WaterIsLife says:

    “For me, it involved a lot of study in the offseason.” Oh shit this is funny. Watching your buddy Joe Rogan’s show and reading from the internet is defenitely not the way to make your decisions AND then put other people in danger where they can die. Dude, YOU are canceled for being the dumbest.

    • TEALIEF says:

      He voraciously reads NEJM, JAMA, and Ann. Intern. Med regularly. He’s a CDC, FDA, and WHO super stan and follows them all on Twitter. Loves reading double blind studies, because it’s fun, as opposed to his QB job… (◔_◔)

  39. Andie says:


    What an ignorant red neck loser piece of shit

  40. Mslove says:

    “Critical thinker” used to mean someone with critical thinking skills, but it now means someone who embraces conspiracy theories.

    • NotSoSocialButterfly says:

      Critical thinkers do not need to label themselves as such.

      In this case “critical thinker” means “my head is so far up my own ass that I can’t tell if it’s day or night.”

  41. Liz version 700 says:

    I thought I couldn’t respect this guy less, and then he opens his mouth again.

  42. girl_ninja says:

    What a disappointment he has become.

    This is the same man who was visibly is ‘very disappointed’ in fan who yelled about Muslims during moment of silence. In honor of the victims of Friday’s attacks in Paris. The same man who supported Colin Kaepernick and the protests of black players in the NFL.

    What a sad petty man, won’t be long before he start wearing a MAGA hat.

  43. Lululu says:

    For the record…he did date She Who Must Not Be Named, which automatically disqualifies him from ever being labeled ‘smart and cute.’ He has always seemed like a self-absorbed asshole to me. So sorry your ignorant, toxic white male ass is being canceled, dude. Cry me a river.

  44. detritus says:

    So uh, woke is being used by right wingers to mean anyone who criticizes them now?

    Let me get this straight. First it was logic over emotions, but then science got involved. Now it’s woke mob? Aka the vulnerable who are asking for respect from the people in power?

    Omg. I thought he was tolerable but nope. He’s absolutely trash.

  45. nutella toast says:

    Tell me you voted for Trump, are happy to pander to ignorant people, wish you had been in D.C. on January 6th, and don’t believe in Critical Race Theory (a/k/a actual history) without telling me you voted for Trump, support January 6th, and don’t believe in actual history.

    Also – it’s not fair to put this on her. Aren’t we past that? It’s not always the woman’s fault. My husband (who loves me) would not change who he was to please me – and I would be glad he didn’t. This idiocy isn’t new – just more public.

  46. Liz version 700 says:

    Also as an aside, a lot of people are blaming this on his beet juice make up, pretentious insipid girlfriend. I say it should be assumed they are together for a reason. They are both dummies.

  47. JRenee says:

    Caught lying, projects blame, assumes no responsibility. Endorsements canceled, blames it on cancel culture, smdh!

  48. Kat says:

    Clearly the NFL doesn’t mandate vaccines and someone should investigate why they as an org seem to be lax about it

    • Truthiness says:

      Since they won’t acknowledge the CTE injuries happening because of the repetitive blows to the head during games, they aren’t likely to mandate the vaccine. They use up players’ health and discard them like used tissues.

  49. Yonati says:

    Israel vaccinated all Israelis faster than any other country. Israel is not anti-vax.

  50. BlueNailsBetty says:

    Joe Rogan is a big fan of steroids. I wonder how long before Qaaron starts using them and then complains when he gets busted.

  51. Sal says:

    Since when is the NFL woke in any way, shape or form?

  52. Lucy2 says:

    What a dick. If he were truly allergic, that would be understandable, and people would take extra precaution around him, knowing he couldn’t get vaccinated. But I think like everything else it’s total BS, and I’m glad he’s been exposed for the fraud and liar he is. How dare he walk around maskless and put others at risk? He’s lucky he had a mild case, but what if one of the journalists has a family member undergoing cancer treatments? Or one of his fellow players has a kid with immune system problems? IT’S NOT JUST ABOUT HIM.

    • Betsy says:

      Yep. There are *absolutely* people who are allergic to propylene glycol and as far as I’m aware can’t get any of the shots? But he didn’t say that back then. He said he’d been immunized; he acted like he’d been immunized. The lying sack of crap.

  53. khaveman says:

    Garbage behavior from him, all around. He’s sooo not a victim in this.

  54. Lucy says:

    I have SO MANY thoughts about this. Qaron is a perfect name, I’m wondering if he’s of the “so liberal he went all the way to the other side.”
    Like, there’s a lot of chiropractors (which I have one that I love and use! She changed my life) who are “pro immunity” and “do the research.” Deaux moi thinks he and Shailene aren’t together anymore, I don’t have strong feelings either way, but if true I can see him deciding to “research” instead of say, go to therapy.
    Final point! All the fertility concern about the vaccine, you know what’s proven to have bad fertility outcomes? Ivectermin. Like proven, horrible fertility side effects, it’s prescribed to people to avoid death/river blindness, not preserve fertility.
    Anyway. He’s coming across as a self important twit who’s decided he’s right about everything, including running the whole Green Bay organization.

  55. Slippers4 life says:

    There’s a special place in Hell for these White people quoting Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to gaslight people into thinking they are being oppressed because they have been mildly inconvenienced by medical professionals trying to save their lives. I hope he loses every endorsement deal for this bs alone.

  56. jferber says:

    I thought he was good-looking and sexy. In retrospect, I assumed he was smart because I liked the sound of his voice. So no, he’s not smart, and he’s a f-cking moron as well as a liar, digging in instead of apologizing and getting papped taking the vaccine twice. No, he’s all bent out of shape and aggrieved, like he’s been wronged. Entitled bonehead. He should be fired immediately from his football team. He f-cked around with them, maybe he is or isn’t coming back, is getting long in the tooth for football and thinks who the hell he is (Bronx expression). He is not the good guy he thinks he is. Buddy, you are not the hero of your story.

  57. Savannah says:

    QAaron omg brilliant. He’s an entitled jerk, and that’s being nice. Unvaccinated people might actually destroy humanity because we’ll never get ahead of this thing. Nice to know that growing up privileged, white, and male has given him no sense of gratitude of any kind or any desire to give back and help his world be a better place. Shailene is canceled.

  58. MarcelMarcel says:

    At least Ice Cube refused a job because it required vaccination and he doesn’t want that.

    Either Aaron full on lied about his vaccination status to his coach etc… or there are powerful people in NRL happy to have players lie to the press about their vaccination status. They allow said players to remain unvaccinated and contracting COVID-19 is the only time unvaccinated players aren’t allowed to play.

    Like Aaron decided to f**k around and find out. Him and his wife may change their minds or they might dig deeper into conspiracy theories. I kinda don’t care? If their attitudes cost them enough professional opportunities that might cause them to change their mind.

    What I find alarming is there’s clearly people in power silently endorsing his beliefs. Because that’s the only way I can think of him lying to press over something this politically contentious without losing his career.

  59. why says:

    critical thinker and nfl player never exist in the same sentence.

  60. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    Only thing worse than the ridiculous things spewing from this ignorant assface is the millions giving him standing ovations.

  61. Candy says:

    I hope Shailene enjoys changing diapers.

  62. eliza james says:

    Permanent ban from the NFL. Period.

    • Annie says:

      @Eliza James, I could not agree more. It’s never going to happen, but that is definitely the way the NFL (and the other major & minor leagues) to handle it.
      And it would serve as a deterrent.

  63. Pink says:

    Absolutely shameful just shameful he only cares about himself and his need to be right no matter who he kills and it is it is murder quite honestly he’s spreading it around and doesn’t care so I don’t care about him anymore putting away somewhere his privileged white self take him off the field he should no longer be able to play the NFL should be fined tremendously he’s just a poor excuse for a human being truly he just doesn’t care about anybody but himself for his need to be right him and Joe Rogan go f*** themselves thanks a lot Aaron or possibly making other people sick and knowing that you were and not caring at all but your NFL teammates or anybody else around you you’re freaking idiot quit quoting woke terms you’re not woke you idiot bastard shameful just shameful🖕🏽👎😓

  64. Sue says:

    No Aaron, you just keep spreading one piece of dangerous misinformation after another In order to save your diva a$$.
    You are potentially hurting a lot of people. Not just physically if this means people will not get vaccinated out of fear of these lies. Misinformation hurts people’s mental health too causing further anxiety when that doesn’t have to happen.
    He is such a prima Donna that he WANTS to believe he’s being hunted by a mythical woke mob.

  65. jaisymaisy says:

    Someone said he was cute? THAT guy? He looks like if you put Sloth on Atkins.

  66. Aeval says:

    Yes, Kaaron, I remember when Dr. King walked the walk, talked the talk and literally died while working for civil rights and his vision of a better world. And, yet, I’m pretty sure that vision didn’t include some white guy who’s making $134 million on a four year contract in the NFL invoking his words and sentiments to defend not getting vaccinated during a pandemic — you know, for a disease that’s disproportionally impacting minority communities. FFS!!!!!!

  67. Amn says:

    My youngest was finally able to get his first shot yesterday. He was super excited. So now we all know that an 8year old is not smarter and braver than this douchecanoe

  68. NotSoSocialButterfly says:

    God, I hate this fkn douche with a passion- almost as much as I hate mango mussolini- and I hope to GOD I see him around town after his quarantine, because I will be sure to shout some obscenities and epithets at him while hoisting high my two middle fingers.

    Divine justice would see him have some physical consequence from his infection which renders him unable to play in the future.