Aaron Rodgers has never been shy to share his opinion, whether it be about football or politics. However, Rodgers has drawn a line in the sand. He will not be telling people whether or not they should be staying at home in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
During a guest appearance on AJ Hawk’s podcast, Rodgers stated the following:
“One thing that I haven’t done or will not do is be one of who’s telling you how difficult it is or stay-in-your-home stuff from a mansion. There’s real people hurting, so I’m not going to sit here in my privilege and tell people from my ivory tower to do this or do that.”
Rodgers’ comments go against the current trend of athletes and and actors who have released videos from their luxurious estates urging their followers to stay at home. Rogers, as well as many others, find these videos to be in poor taste. It is easy for a millionaire with a large home and large amounts of cash flow to remain in one place. Members of the middle class and lower class are not in as good of a situation. Many are wondering where their next meal will come from or if their bills will be paid. As a result of the stay at home order, many people are out of work.
In response to many of these concerns, the Packers have donated $500,000 to organizations in Milwaukee County that are dedicated to providing relief to people in need. The organization has said that this is the first round of grants from a new fund. The Packers Give Back COVID-19 Community Relief Fund will be helping communities across the state during this period.
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