To Nick Wright, the crux of the Aaron Rodgers-Jimmy Kimmel feud isn’t whether the Disney-on-Disney drama will impact business or if Kimmel will sue Rodgers over alleging he was associated with Jeffrey Epstein.
Wright, the host of “What’s Wright? with Nick Wright,” believes the real story is how Rodgers can make scandalous allegations without causing much reaction, as this aligns with his public persona.
“The story is Aaron Rodgers, undeniably one of the most famous athletes in America today, arguably the single-most powerful player in the single-most powerful league we have, has crossed the rubicon from wacky conspiracy theory guy to malignant force in the culture, and nobody has seemed to have batted an eye,” Wright stated during a 14-minute segment on Rodgers.
Wright criticized Rodgers after the quarterback took his longstanding feud with Kimmel to another level by suggesting that Kimmel might be among the star-studded names on recently unsealed court documents related to the late convicted pedophile.
“There’s a lot of people, including Jimmy Kimmel, that are really hoping that doesn’t come out,” Rodgers said on “The Pat McAfee Show.”
The 40-year-old quarterback is known for being a conspiracy theorist, and Wright says that has poor consequences and amplifies certain voices.
“Rodgers has become the voice in the sports world of some of the most deranged, unhinged people in our populace,” the Fox Sports host said.
Wright acknowledged being “very highly critical of Aaron and this person he’s become” and emphasized that Rodgers is so far down the rabbit hole that he referenced the “Alphabet gangsters” in the medical field while not recognizing that term is usually reserved for LGBTQ+ discussions.
“He is so deep in the toxic internet brain vortex that it got lumped in with the mass delusion psychosis he talks about and the Super Bowl logo memes and the ‘debate me, bro’ to [Dr. Anthony] Fauci, and the Epstein list, it is all just one stew of a brain that’s been melting,” Wright said. “Now he’s throwing out terms that have not only nothing to do with the pharmaceutical industry, but also if he knew what they meant would disavow.
“I think Aaron is a lot of things, I think judgmental of what people do privately sexually is not one of them. Yet, it just spilled out of his mouth like so much of this other toxic bulls–t that has a platform nearly an hour a week to spew for folks that otherwise I don’t think are looking for it.”
While Pat McAfee has since apologized for the uproar Rodgers’ comments created, the future Hall of Famer has not commented since Kimmel’s social media post on Tuesday night.
Wright cannot believe that somehow this has become accepted behavior from one of America’s most-talented athletes.
“We’ve all become numb to the fact of who is saying it and what he’s saying,” Wright said. “There was just flatly one of the greatest players we’ve ever seen in America’s favorite sport who plays in the biggest market who has a bigger platform than any other player in the league, more power over his team that any other player in the league — that guy went on national television and casually threw out there to millions of people, ‘Hey, this guy that I don’t like, probably a pedophile.’ That’s what f—king happened.
“One of our most prominent voices in sports has become the face, the voice, and most importantly the megaphone for any bats–t crazy, half-baked theory he stumbles across on the internet.”
Rodgers has effortlessly become one of the most divisive figures in the sports realm.