It was quite predictable that the Aaron Rodgers insult would stir up more controversy. This past weekend, Travis Kelce, the tight end for the Kansas City Chiefs, featured in a Pfizer commercial, encouraging fans to keep up with their vaccinations.
Upon seeing the commercial, Aaron Rodgers couldn’t resist taking a lighthearted jab at the Chiefs’ standout player. During his recent appearance on the Pat McAfee show, Rodgers affectionately referred to the future Hall of Fame tight end as “Mr. Pfizer.”
Rodgers’ remarks didn’t go unnoticed, prompting a response from former surgeon general Jerome Adams, who aimed a comeback at the New York Jets quarterback.
“If you’re out for the season after making a number of well publicized and questionable choices about your own health, seems prudent not to criticize another player who is faring quite well with his health choices (including being vaccinated), no?” he said on social media.
Kelce confidently responded on Friday, skillfully handling Rodgers’ comments.
He quipped, “I mean, with the stache right now, I look like a guy named Mr. Pfizer. Who knew I’d get into the vax wars with Aaron Rodgers, man? Mr. Pfizer vs. the Johnson and Johnson family over there,” Kelce said.
While this exchange may be intended in good humor, it’s essential to recognize that making jokes that could potentially impact people’s health and safety isn’t particularly amusing.