Add Jon Stewart to the growing list of names who has recently dragged Aaron Rodgers. The comedian joins the likes of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Tom Brady as those who have publicly mocked Rodgers’ anti-science stance on the COVID-19 vaccines. Rodgers was recently caught lying about his vaccine status and violating the NFL’s COVID protocols.

Stewart ripped into the quarterback during his opening monologue at the Stand Up for Heroes event at New York City’s Alice Tully Hall on Monday. As usual, he pulled no punches in sharing his opinion with the live crowd. He made fun of the fact that Rodgers gets his health information from podcaster and misinformation superspreader Joe Rogan. Page Six reported on the show.

“There is good news on the pandemic. I was talking to my Dr. Aaron … Rodgers, and it looks good. It’s almost over. He read something in a bathroom. I don’t remember what it was. How the f–k does a quarterback not understand the concept of protection? Prevention and protection!”

Stewart also poked fun at Aaron Rodgers’ characterization that he was “immunized” rather than “vaccinated” against the deadly virus. He simplified the science behind the words in a clever rib against Rodgers. Then, he rounded the bit out with a bet of self-effusing humor.

“Let’s say you’re a vulnerable person so you get five big — they’re not even like human — they’re like antibodies. Like fire. And then you stand behind them, and then one of them just says, ‘I believe in freedom. So, go ahead.’ I don’t know, but I don’t like any of this sh*t because I’m old.”

Aaron Rodgers may be facing suspension from the NFL for violating the league’s public health restrictions. He recently blamed woke culture for the backlash against his anti-vaccine stance. Rodgers will continue to face public scrutiny for his bad take for as long as horse de-wormer doesn’t cure brainwashing.

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Michael Perry

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