Aaron Rodgers wanted no part of rude jokes about COVID-19, vaccines and deaths associated with the virus… ending hasty attempts at humor this week.
Rodgers appeared on Monday’s episode of Barstool Sports’ “Pardon My Take” — and he was having fun with the hosts of the show, Fat cat and PFT Commentator …but the Packers star quickly got serious when the banter turned to coronavirus-related deaths.
As Rodgers spoke about the backlash he received for going public with his position on the vaccine last year – PFT joked: “How many people do you think you’ve killed? What’s your tally?”
Big Cat added, “How many grandmas? Let’s just do grandmas.”
Rodgers, who had been in a very playful mood throughout the interview leading up to this point, said sternly, “I mean, I know you guys are having fun, but I don’t find that part funny.”
“I really don’t know,” he added.
The trio changed the subject moments later – and the guys continued to laugh and joke amongst themselves for about half an hour into the show.
There didn’t seem to be any awkward moments between the guys anymore, and the three of them took a picture together at the end of the interview.
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The 38-year-old has been willing to discuss his thoughts on COVID and vaccines many times over the past 12 months… and said while he’s not anti-vax, he doesn’t think that anyone should be forced to take the shots.
Obviously, though, he’s taking the matter very seriously… and isn’t about to joke about it.