Super Bowl-winning quarterback Aaron Rodgers told a sports program this week that he’s not about “woke cancel culture” in pushing back against critics who bashed him over a viral trash-talking incident on Sunday.
During a win over the Chicago Bears, the Green Bay future hall-of-famer was caught on a hot mic jawing at fans after he ran in for a six-yard touchdown.
“All my f**king life, I own you,” he shouted. “I still own you. I still own you.”
The Daily Wire notes:
And while the majority of sports media glorified the moment, there was a portion of the media that didn’t appreciate his message to Bears fans, according to Rodgers.
Rodgers went on “The Pat McAfee Show,” and discussed the reaction to his fan engagement.
“There’s a PC woke culture that exists,” the QB told Pat McAfee. “And there’s a Cancel Culture at the same time, and it’s based on people’s own feelings of maybe personal [misery] or distaste for their own situations or life or just the enjoyment of holding other people down underneath their thumb.”
He went on to say there is no winning a cancel culture battle.
“When you engage in this culture, you’re immersed in it and you’re in it so much,” he said. “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,” Rodgers explained further.
The Green Bay legend made sure to point out that he’s not part of the “PC woke culture,” and that he’s refusing to “play the game.”
“There’s a game within the game. If the player abides by the rules of the game, he’s part of the game,” Rodgers continued. “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.”