All it took for blue checkmark heads to explode was Aaron Rodgers announcing on the Pat McAfee Show that he had consulted Joe Rogan on treatments to deal with COVID.
Rodgers explained to McAfee and co-host A.J. Hawk that he consulted with Rogan, enemy No. 1 of blue checkmarks in their fake crusade against COVID, and noted that he and Rogan have developed a friendship.
“I consulted with a now good friend of mine, Joe Rogan, after he got COVID and I’ve been doing a lot of the stuff he recommended in his podcasts,” Rodgers said. “I’m going to have the best immunity possible now based on the 2.5-million-person study from Israel [that shows] people who recover have the most robust immunity.
“I’m thankful for people like Joe for stepping up and using their voice. I’m thankful for my medical squad and I’m thankful for all the love and support I’ve gotten.”
Aaron Rodgers consulted with Joe Rogan on medical treatments for Covid pic.twitter.com/rBoselKwJ0
— gifdsports (@gifdsports) November 5, 2021
Rodgers went on to confirm that he’s been taking monoclonal antibodies and ivermectin — the drug that Rogan has been crushed by the blue checkmark brigade/CNN for taking — zinc, vitamins and says he feels “pretty incredible.”
And it was that 56-seconds of audio that sent the checkmarks off a cliff over Aaron not falling in line with them on the subject of COVID.
— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) November 5, 2021
“I am not a COVID-denier or any (expletive) like that. I just wanted to make the best choice for my body,” Rodgers added.
Yeah, but that’s not how the checkmarks roll, Aaron. Remember, these are the same people who didn’t want sports to ever return. They actually hate sports even though it pays their bills.
Aaron Rodgers knew the COVID rules. If he didn't want to follow them, he should have just retired. If he still doesn't like the COVID rules, he should just retire now.
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) November 5, 2021
Aaron Rodgers is what happens when you surround yourself only by people who have the answers you want to hear.
It’s not a mystery that this is the same man who doesn’t interact with his family anymore.
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) November 5, 2021
It's amazing that a pro athlete, whose entire livelihood (which in Aaron Rodgers' case is tens of millions of $) is dependent on his health, would reject universal medical advice and trust a quack podcast host over his team doctors (and every other doctor.)
— Stewart Mandel (@slmandel) November 5, 2021
THIS DUDE JUST SAID HE'S DOING WHAT WAS RECOMMENDED ON JOE ROGAN'S PODCAST. HIS "NEW GOOD FRIEND JOE ROGAN."
HE JUST SAID HE TOOK THE ANTIBODY STUFF, TOO! WHOA THIS IS HAPPENING HERE.
— bomani (@bomani_jones) November 5, 2021
Main takeaway: Aaron Rodgers is an anti-vaxxer, playing the victim over his own selfish acts, and he’s listening to crackpots like Joe Rogan.
— mike freeman (@mikefreemanNFL) November 5, 2021
— rolandsmartin (@rolandsmartin) November 5, 2021
The only real difference between Aaron Rodgers and the Ivermectin Facebook groups is that he sounds… behind.
The IVM groups have largely moved on, adding a litany of other "cures" because Ivermectin, to them, doesn't fully "work" on Delta. The Joe Rogan Battery is old now.
— Ben Collins (@oneunderscore__) November 5, 2021
I was just talking to a friend about how both of us used to listen to Joe Rogan's podcast and we can't anymore because of the covid misinformation, and now I'm listening to Aaron Rodgers talk about how helpful Joe Rogan has been to shaping his thinking on covid.
— Michael David Smith (@MichaelDavSmith) November 5, 2021
This trusted medical official has provided guidance and information to millions of people during the pandemic
Contestant: "Who is Anthony Fauci?"
Aaron Rodgers: I'm sorry. We were looking for "Who is Joe Rogan?" https://t.co/XlnhURaEey
— Mike Vorkunov (@MikeVorkunov) November 5, 2021
So much idiocy from Aaron Rodgers in this thread, but dude being a MAGAt isn't a surprise. (He also details how he took medical advice from Joe Rogan and is now taking ivermectin.) https://t.co/HXIbFpNX0D
— David Lytle (@davitydave) November 5, 2021