Appearing on “the Pat McAfee Show” Green Bay QB Aaron Rodgers took a swipe at “PC woke culture.”
Rodgers said “There’s a PC woke culture that exists and there’s a Cancel Culture at the same time, and it’s based on people’s own feelings of maybe personal or distaste for their own situations or life or just the enjoyment of holding other people down underneath their thumb.”
“When you engage in this culture, you’re immersed in it and you’re in it so much,” he continued “For me, when I took time in the offseason to work on myself and to work on my mental status, and to get myself in the right frame of mind, I was being selfish. Or nonresponsive, selfish, and entitled. When I came back and said what I said … the same sentiments were shared.”
“Pick a topic, from my family to my leadership style…They run with these stories, and when I respond to it…then I’m being sensitive,” he added.
“There’s a game within the game. If the player abides by the rules of the game, he’s part of the game,” Rodgers then explained. “The rules of the game are: You must acquiesce with the woke mob at all times. You must. However, when you live above the game, the game does not exist, and that’s where I’m at.”
“I’m not a part of this game that’s being played. This game is being played out by these individuals. I see it, I hear it, but to me it’s comedy,” he continued.
“Are we getting that soft as a society that we can’t have a back and forth now,” Rodgers later asked. “Somebody can pay for a ticket and say whatever the hell they want, which I think they should be able to, but the one time you say something back to them, that gets caught on a hot mic, now I’ve disrespected an entire city, an entire organization, my organization.”
“I’m not a part of this woke, Cancel Culture that tries to silence people all the time,” Rodgers later added.