Aaron Rodgers takes anti-vax stance on radio show, plugs in Joe Rogan and quotes MLK
Well, looks like Aaron Rodgers has become completely QAnon.
It was the trendy bingo on Pat McAfee Spectacle today, while he said he wanted to “clear it up” before – and yes, those are the exact words he used – “the last nail is laid in my cultivation coffin of cancelation”. Extra points for alliteration! In the span of two days, he went from a highly respected gamer who sadly caught COVID-19 to a publicly declared conspiracy theorist.
In a bizarre 15-minute monologue, he both blamed the “waking crowd” and also claimed to be “not some kind of anti-vax flat earth”. After answering a question at a press conference in August about whether he was vaccinated with “Yes, I’m immune,” a positive COVID test on Wednesday was followed by the revelation that his unvaccinated status was some sort of open secret within the Packers organization.
During the McAfee segment, Rodgers said he planned to use the word “immune” and that he would have been honest with reporters if there had been a follow-up question at the press conference. It was the “critical thinking” and personal study during the offseason, he said, that led him to not get the COVID vaccine:
“I firmly believe in bodily autonomy. Not having to nod to a waking culture or a bunch of crazy individuals … I spent a lot of time and energy on research and met many different people in the medical field to get the more information about vaccines before making them. a decision.”
Rodgers also said he was allergic to an ingredient in the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines and worried about the side effects some people experience after receiving the Johnson & Johnson. He also said he was concerned that the vaccines could cause infertility and that some of the vaccine manufacturers had a “history of fraud.”
He said he follows all protocols for unvaccinated players, although he believes many of the rules are not based on science, but rather rooted in the shame or alienation of unvaccinated players like himself. . He also said that “the media is trying to shame us and cancel us out of unvaccinated people.”
He then went directly to the “waking crowd” and appeared to deny that the vaccine was effective at all, saying “If the vaccine is so good, how come people still catch COVID and spread COVID and unfortunately die of COVID? To answer this question, a September CDC to study found that unvaccinated people are more than ten times more likely to die from COVID than vaccinated people, and that vaccinated people were five times less likely to contract the virus in the first place. So… that’s why people understand, Aaron.
He said he gathered “500 pages of the latest research” on vaccines to present to the NFL in an attempt to appeal his unvaccinated status, an appeal that was dismissed. The league, he said, “offered no opportunity for alternative treatments” that would boost his immune system and thought he was “a charlatan”.
He went on to tell the public that he was taking the pest control ivermectin, which is typically used for animals, and believes people “hate ivermectin” because Trump “stood up for it.” Much of his argument centered around bodily autonomy and personal decisions, so of course he wondered “what happened to my body, my choice?” He has said repeatedly that he made the best choice for his body and was upset by attempts by the media and the NFL to “remove” and “honor” unvaccinated players.
The Packers QB has kept digging this hole, as he said that natural immunity to infection “was not part of the conversation” and that there was a “witch hunt” for unvaccinated NFL players. Rodgers first started playing bingo when he explained that he consulted podcast host Joe Rogan “a good friend” of his, and “did a lot of the things he recommended on his podcast.”
But the icing on the cake – you didn’t think we were going to miss this, come on now – was the quote from Martin Luther King, Jr., which Rodgers quoted (pretty much) as “you have a moral obligation to yourself.” oppose unjust acts. rules and rules that make no sense. Of course, Dr King was talking about racial segregation, violence and injustice, but that’s only because he could never have imagined the struggle of a wealthy NFL player who disagreed with the public about an FDA-approved vaccine.
As always, the internet had jokes:
Since it seems he had pretty strong opinions on this from the start, it’s unclear why he didn’t openly say he wasn’t vaccinated in August and instead chose to get heavily involved. that he had gotten the hang of it. But take this with you – Aaron Rodgers wants you to know that he is the victim here.