For years now it’s been hard to be a Chicago Bears fan. A big part of those difficulties revolves around having to see Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers twice a year for a decade-plus! Rodgers flat out told the fans that he “owned them” after the game in which his Green Bay Packers beat the Bears once again. Making his record against the Chicago team 22-5 all time. He does have some ownership rights there! While being asked about his comments on the Pat McAfee show he took the opportunity to take a shot at cancel culture.
Trash Talking Is A Part of The NFL
Aaron started his response to one of McAfee’s questions by saying that trash talking had been a part of the game for him as he grew up and came up in the league. However, these days it seemed like you had to apologize for anything that you said that offended someone. To that point there’s really nothing to argue with Rodgers about. Except maybe that sometimes trash talking can go a little too far. That wasn’t really the case though in this instance.
Taking A Full Swing
At this point in the conversation Aaron had mentioned a couple of times that he respected the city of Chicago. He in fact did not plan to throw some more fuel to the fire in that famous NFL rivalry. The comments about him owning the city were said in the heat of the moment. He could’ve just left it there and moved on. It was here though where he proceeded to take a big league swing and cancel culture saying,
“There is this culture that exists, that gets off I think on shrinking people, keeping them small, keeping them in a box, quieting them through “cancelization” or demeaning comments,”
He’s Beyond Cancel Culture
A lot of people want to say that they are beyond cancel culture. Few people actually have that luxury. For example, Dave Chappelle has proven he take the heat and keep going. Joe Rogan is another one of those controversial celebs who have proven they can come out on the other side after saying some sketchy comments. What Aaron Rodgers said wasn’t or shouldn’t be that big of a deal. Still he says he’s above and beyond cancel culture telling McAfee and Hawk,
“I also exist outside of that in a different realm where I do feel confident in things I say and I do stand by what I do. I like to speak the truth and I’m not part of this woke cancel culture that gets off on trying to silence people all the time.”
"I'm so fortunate for this platform because I think people get to see me in a different light.. I like to speak the truth & I'm not a part of this woke cancel culture that gets off on trying to silence people all the time" ~@AaronRodgers12#PatMcAfeeShowLIVE pic.twitter.com/Z3yZFaiqhx
— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) October 19, 2021
If He Keeps Playing Like This He Very Well May Own A Couple More Teams
The start of the NFL season saw Aaron Rodgers potentially play his worst game in years. As his Green Bay Packers got blown out by the New Orleans Saints. Since then he’s thrown for 12 touchdowns and only one interception in route to a 5 game winning streak. Proving that even at 37 he’s still got a lot of fuel in the tank. If he keeps playing like that, and getting cocky after games there may be more people looking to cancel him. Especially those Lions and Bears fans.