Rodgers has allergies to products in the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines and concerns about clotting with the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
DISCLAIMER: I am a Chicago Bears fan. I despise the Green Bay Packers, which includes Aaron Rodgers.
Stop making me defend Aaron Rodgers!
Christine Brennan at USA Today is not happy with State Farm because it did not drop Aaron Rodgers over his COVID vaccine comments.
Brennan was so clever to say State Farm “punted” when it had the “chance to repudiate the lies and misinformation spread last week about COVID-19 vaccines by” Rodgers.
State Farm said:
“Aaron Rodgers has been a great ambassador for our company for much of the past decade,” a company spokeswoman said in a statement to USA TODAY Sports Monday morning.
“We don’t support some of the statements that he has made, but we respect his right to have his own personal point of view. We recognize our customers, employees, agents and brand ambassadors come from all walks of life, with differing viewpoints on many issues. Our mission at State Farm is to support safer, stronger communities. To that end, we encourage vaccinations, but respect everyone’s right to make a choice based on their personal circumstances.”
State Farm is better than you, Brennan.
Because obviously State Farm listened to Rodgers, unlike Brennan. Rodgers said he has an allergy to one or more ingredients in the Moderna and Pfizer. He has concerns about clotting issues in the Johnson & Johnson shot.
However, State Farm wants to have its cake and eat it, too.
The company did not drop Rodgers but it is not airing as many of his commercials. State Farm aired 394 commercials on Sunday. Rodgers appeared in six, which is about 1.5% of the commercials.
State Farm aired commercials with Rodger in 25% of the total ads in the previous two Sundays.DONATE
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