Aaron Rodgers isn’t a fan of woke culture.
And because he was unvaccinated against COVID-19 and his views on vaccines, the Green Bay Packers quarterback said it made him out to be the bad guy.
Appearing on The Pat McAfee Show on Monday, Rodgers said he had a target on his back since making his opinions on vaccines public.
“There’s heroes and villains in sports and entertainment, and I think, because of my stance on COVID and maybe some other things, I’ve been cast as the villain,” Rodgers said, per Fox News. “Especially the last few years. And so, that is the way that a lot of things I say are often interpreted.”
Rodgers said that “woke culture wants to be offended by everything” and that anyone can go online and come across something they don’t agree with.
“’I’m offended! How can you possibly say that?’ I don’t really care,” he said. “I don’t care who it’s coming from or who said it.
“And it’s a station that may or may not have in the past been brought to you by Pfizer. Then they gotta make sure that their villain gets cast in the correct light.”
The Green Bay Packers star said it doesn’t matter whether or not media outlets are sponsored by vaccine makers, when you “go up against some of those powers that be, put yourself in the crosshairs, they’re going to paint you a certain way.”
“And that’s what the media did to me a couple of years ago,” said Rodgers. “That’s fine. That’s their prerogative. That’s what they wanted to do. I think I responded pretty good in those times, and I’m glad I went through that. Anything that comes after that, it’s small potatoes, bro.”
Rodgers is currently in the first year of his three-year, $150 million deal with the Packers.