Let's be honest, for the last month or so, there has been no shortage of celebrities sharing their versions of public service announcements, telling folks that “we’ll all get through this” etc.. Which, while in most cases is probably done with the best of intentions, the message falls flat, gets drowned out, and becomes completely unrelatable when famous folk like Ellen Degeneres say things like being stuck in self-isolation inside her gigantic mansion is "like being in jail."
In steps Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, whohas seen these disingenuous efforts to be relatable by celebrities and realizes that his situation during the pandemic is in reality far different from all of us not just here in Wisconsin, but around the world!
“One thing that I haven’t done or will not do is being one of those celebs who’s telling you how difficult it is, or stay-in-your-home stuff from a mansion,” Rodgers said on The HawkCast with A.J. Hawk. “I just think that kind of falls on deaf ears. Because what I do know is that my friends who are small-business owners are really hurting.”
He continued, “There’s real people hurting, so I’m not going sit here in my privilege and tell people from my ivory tower to do this or do that. I just think it falls on deaf ears. I will say, let’s all be smart about what we’re doing and who we’re seeing. But man, I know people are hurting and that is way more important to me than some sort of message that I can relate to you. That to me just falls on deaf ears.”
Do you agree?