Aaron Rodgers’ fiancée, Shailene Woodley, condemns media for ‘disparaging’ athlete amid COVID vaccine controversy

Shailene Woodley has criticized the news outlets for “disrespecting” her fiancé Aaron Rodgers after the quarterback revealed he had not been vaccinated.

On Tuesday, the actress took to her Instagram stories, where she criticized a report claiming the 37-year-old had stepped out in Los Angeles following his COVID-19 diagnosis. The 29-year-old claimed that Rodgers is not the masked man photographed by paparazzi.

“You’ll literally have to calm down,” Woodley wrote with the photos in question. “This is downright HILARIOUS. News channels STILL reach for straws to discredit Aaron. Find random men on the streets of LA and say it’s him.”

“I know Aaron’s body VERY well,” she continued. “First his feet, ahem and no offense to this rando dude, are a MUCH bigger. And for those of us who know Aaron outside the world of obsessed sports and s—- media, it’s no secret that he’s the most furry has hands on the damn planet. This oblivious homie. Obviously not (go ahead, zoom in).”

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Shailene Woodley took to Instagram Stories where she defended her soccer pro Aaron Rodgers.

Shailene Woodley took to Instagram Stories where she defended her soccer pro Aaron Rodgers.
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“Nice car too, but Aaron would never drive this,” she added.

On Nov. 9, a Wisconsin health care organization ended their nine-year partnership with the Green Bay Packers star after he laid out his reasoning for avoiding the three COVID-19 vaccines approved by the NFL.

A statement posted on Twitter by Prevea Health said the company and Rodgers mutually agreed to end their partnership effective Saturday. Prevea Health and Rodgers have been partners since 2012.

The statement said Prevea Health is “strongly committed to protecting its patients, staff, healthcare providers and communities in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes encouraging and helping all eligible populations to get involved.” vaccinating against COVID-19 to prevent the virus from significantly affecting life further and livelihood.”

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Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) is shown during the first half of an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals, Thursday, October 28, 2021, in Glendale, Arizona.

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) is shown during the first half of an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals, Thursday, October 28, 2021, in Glendale, Arizona.
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The move comes a day after Rodgers told “The Pat McAfee Show” that he had sought alternative treatments to COVID-19 vaccination because he is allergic to an ingredient in two of the FDA-approved shots. Rodgers did not say what ingredient he was allergic to, or how he knows he is allergic.

Rodgers has strongly questioned the NFL’s COVID-19 protocols, as well as any organization that imposes health requirements on individuals.

“I strongly believe in physical autonomy and the ability to make choices for your body, not to resign yourself to some waking culture or insane group of individuals telling you to do something,” he said. “Health isn’t a one-size-fits-all for everyone, and for me it meant a lot of study in the off-season.”

The COVID-19 vaccines approved in the US have been tested on tens of thousands of people and proven to be both safe and effective in dramatically reducing the risk of serious illness and death, The Associated Press reported.

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The relationship between Aaron Rodgers and Shailene Woodley went public earlier this year.

The relationship between Aaron Rodgers and Shailene Woodley went public earlier this year.
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The outlet noted that the vaccines have now been given to more than 200 million Americans, and that real-world use plus additional government safety checks have made it clear that serious side effects are extremely rare — and that any risk is much lower than the risks of side effects. COVID-19.

Rodgers, who has been tested daily as part of NFL protocols for unvaccinated players, found out on Wednesday that he had contracted COVID-19. He must have a negative test to return to the team on November 13.

The reigning NFL MVP, whose endorsement deals include a starring role in commercials for insurance company State Farm, hinted that his stance on vaccination could have ramifications when he described himself as a victim of “cancellation culture.”

The relationship between Rodgers and Woodley became public earlier this year. On February 6, the athlete revealed their engagement during the NFL Honors virtual broadcast. In late February, Woodley confirmed their engagement during an appearance on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”.

The Associated Press contributed to this report

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