Green Bay Quarterback Aaron Rodgers is not happy with the negative attention he has received since he has come forward with his decision not to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
Part of the controversy stems from the fact that he earlier told reporters that he had been “immunized” against COVID-19, leading many to suspect that he had, in fact, been vaccinated.
However, he recently revealed that he had not been after he received a positive COVID-19 diagnosis, which led many to claim that Rodgers lied about being vaccinated.
Rodgers continued to double down on his stance, accusing the “woke mob” of trying to cancel him for his opinions and explained that “now good friend of mine” Joe Rogan had advised him to take ivermectin to treat COVID-19.
Ivermectin is a known animal dewormer and has not been approved for treating COVID-19 by the FDA.
An Inside Source Claims That Aaron Rodgers Is ‘Upset’ With Critical Response
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An anonymous source allegedly told People that Rodgers feels that he is now being “crucified” for sharing his “point of view.”
“He knew some people would disagree with him, but he didn’t know that it would become the s—storm it became,” they continued.
They also mentioned that Rodgers is “very upset” that “people who he thought were friends are turning on him.”
Although they did not mention anyone by name, many athletes have come out to criticize Rodgers’ decision to describe himself as “immunized.”
Terry Bradshaw Wants Aaron Rodgers To Learn ‘How To Be Honest’
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Retired football player Terry Bradshaw had some harsh words for the Green Bay Quarterback.
“I’d give Aaron Rodgers some advice,” Bradshaw said. “It would have been nice if he’d just come to the Naval Academy and learned how to be honest. Learned not to lie. Because that’s what you did, Aaron. You lied to everyone.”
He’s not the only one to openly criticize Rodgers’ play on words.
In a blog post, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar also criticized Rodgers, stating that he knew that claiming to be immunized would be interpreted to mean that he was vaccinated.
“What’s especially bothersome is that Aaron Rodgers didn’t just lie and threaten the health of those around him, he also damaged professional sports,” he wrote, adding, “Rodgers’ ignorance regarding the science of immunology brings back to life the old stereotype of the big dumb jock.”
On “The Pat McAfee Show,” Rodgers said that he had “planned” to say that he was immunized.
“It wasn’t some sort of ruse or lie,” he continued. “It was the truth. Had there been a follow-up to my statement that I had been immunized, I would have responded with this. I would have said, ‘Look, I’m not, you know, some sort of anti-vaxx, flat earther. I am somebody who is a critical thinker.’”