Jon Stewart skewered Aaron Rodgers over the athlete’s COVID-19 vaccine statements during his opening monologue at the 15th annual Stand Up for Heroes event on Monday.
The comic, who also made fun of Rodgers’ homeless-looking appearance, joked that he couldn’t grapple with the idea of a quarterback not understanding “the concept of protection.”
“There is good news on the pandemic. I was talking to my Dr. Aaron … Rodgers, and it looks good. It’s almost over,” Stewart, 58, began his bit at New York City’s Alice Tully Hall. “He read something in a bathroom. I don’t remember what it was. How the f–k does a quarterback not understand the concept of protection? Prevention and protection!”
The former “Daily Show” star continued to rib the Green Bay Packers star, who has been under fire for misleading reporters by saying he was “immunized” against COVID when he was never vaccinated — and subsequently came down with the novel virus.
“Let’s say you’re a vulnerable person so you get five big — they’re not even like human — they’re like antibodies. Like fire,” Stewart continued, “And then you stand behind them, and then one of them just says, ‘I believe in freedom. So, go ahead.’
“I don’t know, but I don’t like any of this s–t because I’m old.”
Rodgers, 37, has yet to address the situation publicly and reportedly continues to engage with the Packers via Zoom while he’s isolated.
The reigning NFL MVP will be out for a minimum of 10 days, even if he tests negative for the virus, because of his unvaccinated status. He could return in Week 10 when Green Bay plays host to the Seattle Seahawks.
“Calm Seas May Bring You Peace, But Storms Are Where You’ll Find Your Power,” read a quote that the “Big Little Lies” actress, 29, shared to her Instagram Story.
Woodley, who has been vocal over the years about her penchant for natural remedies, has been taking the brunt of the blame online for Rodgers’ anti-vax stance from fans suggesting that she was behind his decision to skip the shot.
The Stand Up for Heroes event, presented by the Bob Woodruff Foundation and New York Comedy Festival, raised more than $500,000 for veterans and included performers such as Brandi Carlile, Bruce Springsteen, Donnell Rawlings, Nikki Glaser and Nate Bargatze.
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