We ‘Respect His Right’ to Have His Own Point of view
“Aaron Rodgers has been a great ambassador for our company for much of the past decade,” a company spokeswoman said in a statement to USA TODAY Sports Monday morning.
“We don’t support some of the statements that he has made, but we respect his right to have his own personal point of view. We recognize our customers, employees, agents and brand ambassadors come from all walks of life, with differing viewpoints on many issues. Our mission at State Farm is to support safer, stronger communities. To that end, we encourage vaccinations, but respect everyone’s right to make a choice based on their personal circumstances.”
Nonetheless, Apex Marketing Group reported that only 1.5% of State Farm ads had Rodgers in them Sunday, down from 25% of State Farm ads the two previous Sundays.
The long-term impact of Rodgers’s remarks on his relationship with State Farm remains to be seen. For instance, new State Farm spokesman Terry Bradshaw called Rodgers a liar on national television on Sunday. Also, don’t overlook the possibility that, even if State Farm isn’t upset with Rodgers, Rodgers has become disillusioned with State Farm for its failure to rush to his defense with chest out and voice loud against the “woke mob” and “cancel culture.”
✱Prevea Health dumped Rodgers Saturday as their spokesman.
✱The Packers lost to the Chiefs yesterday, 13-7.