Aaron Rodgers blasts ‘woke culture,’ says stance on COVID made him a ‘villain’

Aaron Rodgers He came into limelight last year when it became known that he is unaffected against COVID-19.

four times NFL MVP Said he was “immune” against the virus, so many assumed he had been vaccinated.

He was not.

One NFL MVP voter even said he would not vote for Rodgers last year over the issue.

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Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers waves to fans as he leaves the field after a game against the Los Angeles Rams in Green Bay, Wis. December 19, 2022.
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green Bay Packers The quarterback says his stance on COVID vaccines has hit him in the back.

“There are heroes and villains in sports and entertainment, and I think, because of my stance on COVID and probably a few other things, I’ve been cast as the villain. Especially over the last few years,” Rodgers told “The Pat Said on “The McAfee Show”

“And so, that’s how a lot of the things I say are often interpreted.”

Rodgers said he doesn’t feel like a victim, nor is he bothered by how people interpret what he says.

“This woke culture wants to be offended by everything. You just go online and find something you don’t agree with. ‘I’m offended! How can you say that?’ I really don’t care. I don’t care who it’s coming from or who said it.” Rogers added.

The 39-year-old was also criticized for Big Pharma.

Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers reacts after a play against the Tennessee Titans during the first quarter of a game at Lambeau Field on November 17, 2022 in Green Bay, Wis.

Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers reacts after a play against the Tennessee Titans during the first quarter of a game at Lambeau Field on November 17, 2022 in Green Bay, Wis.
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“And this is a station that may or may not have been brought to you by Pfizer in the past. Then they have to make sure their villain is cast in the right light,” Rodgers said.

“And whether they’re sponsored or not Pfizer, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson, whatever it may be. When you go up against some of those powers, put yourself in the crosshairs, they’re going to portray you a certain way. And that’s what the media did to me a few years back. He is alright; It is their prerogative. That’s what they wanted to do. I think I responded pretty well at the time, and I’m glad I went through with it. Whatever comes after that are small potatoes, bro.”

Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers looks on during the second half of an NFC Divisional Playoff game against the San Francisco 49ers January 22, 2022 in Green Bay, Wis.

Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers looks on during the second half of an NFC Divisional Playoff game against the San Francisco 49ers January 22, 2022 in Green Bay, Wis.
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Rodgers has two years left on his three-year deal, which is worth more than $150 million, but the possibility of a trade has increased.

The Packers went 8-9 this season, failing to qualify for the playoffs after a Week 18 loss. detroit lions at home.