Jimmy Kimmel is taking a swing at Aaron Rodgers…again!
Kimmel gave the Green Bay Quarterback a snarky nickname last week, saying “Aaron is a Karen. That’s the fact of the matter.”
“No one seems to know that he wasn’t vaccinated,” he continued. “He hasn’t been wearing a mask even where it’s required and at one point he claimed he was immunized, but looking back when he said it, it should’ve been obvious he was not.”
Now that Rodgers revealed that he is taking his medical advice from Joe Rogan, Kimmel couldn’t help but poke fun at the football player yet again.
Jimmy Kimmel Pokes Holes In Aaron Rodgers’ Defense
In Monday night’s opening monologue, Kimmel teased that Rodgers was playing some “spotty defense” with some comments he made to try to defend himself from the ongoing vaccine controversy.
“He said he tested negative over 300 times before testing positive, which is the same kind of logic your 95-year-old grandmother uses to justify keeping her driver’s license,” he joked.
He then took aim at comments Rodgers made on “The Pat McAfee Show” when Rodgers criticized the “woke mob” for trying to compel him to vaccinate. On the show, Rodgers questioned the vaccine’s effectiveness, pointing out that people are still dying of COVID-19.
“Right, and if parachutes are so great, how come 11 people died skydiving last year?” Kimmel asked. “The fact of the matter is, the risk of dying from COVID is 11 times higher if you aren’t vaccinated. This was a dumb conversation.”
He then went on to say “you’ll never guess who this whack packer has been getting his medical advice from.”
Kimmel Roasts Aaron Rodgers For Taking Medical Advice From Joe Rogan
In another clip from “The Pat McAfee Show,” Rodgers explains that he consulted with “now good friend of mine” Joe Rogan.
“I’ve been doing a lot of the stuff that he recommended,” Rodgers explains.
“Pat’s covering his mouth trying not to laugh,” Kimmel teased. “So corny Aaron Rodgers…one of the things Joe Rogan recommended was ivermectin. Here’s the thing I don’t get. You won’t take the vaccine but you will take ivermectin? You know, good old ivermectin…that’s a product I can trust.”
Rogers continued to say, “The great MLK said that you have a moral obligation to object to unjust rules and rules that make no sense.”
“Yeah, but you didn’t object,” Kimmel countered. “You pretended you were vaccinated and snuck around. Always a good move for a white millionaire to half-quote Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., by the way.”
Kimmel also seemed to come to Kyrie Irving’s defense, saying, “People are also comparing Aaron Rodgers to Kyrie Irving and that’s not fair. Kyrie Irving is wrong, but at least he’s honest. Aaron Rodgers let everyone around him think he was vaccinated when he wasn’t. He’s not Kyrie Irving. He’s Bernie Madoff.”
What Did Fans Have To Say About Kimmel’s Commentary?
.@AaronRodgers12 When did Martin Luther King write or say that people should intentionally spread disease to the most vulnerable in their communities? I missed those King lectures and essays. Can you cite those references?
— JeffRutherford (@JeffRutherford) November 9, 2021
Many fans overwhelmingly supported Kimmel and showed no support for Rodgers.
“I’ve been a Packer fan since the 90s Favre era and I’ve never seen a bigger diva than Rodgers,” one fan wrote. “Don’t get me wrong, the guy’s a marvel on the field, but he’s a deceptive and ambiguous j——. Mr. Immunized Rodgers. What a guy.”
“The irony of Rodgers wearing a t-shirt with Doc Holliday’s image, a man that died at 36 from a communicable disease that affects the lungs, tuberculosis,” another fan pointed out.
“Toting breakthrough cases, consulting Joe Rogan, then quoting MLK? Perfect clips boys,” another wrote.
A particularly savage comment said, “Maybe the NFL should get rid of helmets to save some money – I mean, Aaron Rodgers still got brain damage; they must not be effective, right? If something doesn’t work 100% of the time, it’s totally useless. That’s just science! /s”
“Kaaron wasn’t hired for his brainpower,” another commented. “I wonder how his teammates feel about his putting their health (and lives) at risk.”
For his part, Rodgers is reportedly “very unhappy” with the savage tweets being thrown his way, with one inside source claiming that Rodgers “feels like he just shared his point of view, and now he’s being crucified for it.