Former comic Jimmy Kimmel threatened to sue Aaron Rodgers on Tuesday over a joke about Jeffrey Epstein’s consumer listing. Because of this, a number of losers got here out of the woodwork demanding that Disney and ESPN ban Rodgers from being a visitor on ESPN-affiliated Pat McAfee Present.
Rodgers, showing on his weekly Tuesday spot on the Pat McAfee Present, insinuated that Kimmel was nervous in regards to the impending launch of convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein’s un-redacted consumer listing.
Kimmel shortly fired again on Twitter, threatening to sue Rodgers over the joke and claiming the quarterback is placing his household in danger.
The web’s dumbest brigade of tremendous woke individuals took Kimmel, whose present additionally airs on Disney-owned ABC, and his name for authorized motion as a chance to resume calls for that ESPN cease permitting Pat McAfee to have Aaron Rodgers on his present. (RELATED: ‘Kiss Your A** Twice’: Stephen A. Smith Unloads On Reviews McAfee Pays For Rodgers Interviews)
It’s time for ESPN to inform McAfee “no extra Aaron Rodgers.” Too reckless& counterproductive.
— Mark Madden (@MarkMaddenX) January 3, 2024
Pittsburgh sports activities author Mark Madden thinks ESPN ought to censor Rodgers for being “too reckless & counterproductive.”
Right here’s one other, parroting Kimmel’s “tin-foil hat” line that began this Rodgers beef phrase for phrase.
Because of this you’re paying Pat McAfee $85 million to symbolize you @espn ?
So he can have that tinfoil hat sporting conspiracy theorist @AaronRodgers12 on his present weekly?
Spreading lies and slandering individuals?
Perhaps any individual ought to inform Pat actual life isn’t WWE
Develop up https://t.co/MrPB8FQqDw
— CoffeyTimeNews (@CoffeyTimeNews) January 3, 2024
And one more sports activities author with a predictably lazy take. Sarah York says, “McAfee is so near fumbling the ESPN bag due to Aaron Rodgers.”
McAfee is so near fumbling the ESPN bag due to Aaron Rodgers
— Sarah York (@thesarahyork) January 3, 2024
If anybody is able to fumble right here, it’s ESPN. They sought out McAfee and his common unbiased YouTube present, signing him to a five-year, $85 million deal. Since then, he’s been nothing however an enormous success for the “worldwide chief,” raking in viewers for each his each day present on the community, in addition to continued viewership on ESPN’s Faculty Gameday program, which McAfee additionally co-hosts.
McAfee’s weekly interviews with Rodgers have been a mainstay on his program. The pair have constructed a enjoyable back-and-forth the place McAfee pokes and prods on the former-MVP’s tendency to have much less mainstream views as effectively, because the media’s not so rosy view of the sign caller. Rodgers, in return, generally says mildly inflammatory issues, generally in an apparently tongue-in-cheek method, serving to increase the sign of McAfee’s program, garnering consideration in an consideration financial system that desperately craves clicks and clickable content material.
Within the pre-McAfee period, ESPN was badly in want of recent content material. It’s the entire cause they introduced him in within the first place. And McAfee, for his half, promised his loyal followers that nothing would change following the deal (sans his promise to curb his use of the F-word.)
I can’t consider a extra boneheaded, blatantly political, yep-we’re-caving-to-the-woke-mob-yet-again transfer than demanding probably the most entertaining broadcaster scrap a core pillar of his program since you don’t like that he joked about your a well-known late evening host. Cry about it; Rodgers isn’t going wherever.