Both Nicki Minaj and Aaron Rodgers got mentioned in Aziz Ansari’s latest standup special for Netflix, with the comedian saying they’re both “trapped in a different algorithm” when it comes to their widely criticized public comments on vaccines.
“I don’t think [Rodgers is] an idiot though, okay?” Ansari said. “I don’t think him, Nicki Minaj, any of these people are idiots. I’m not here to say that, okay? I just think they’re trapped in a different algorithm than you are. You know what I mean by that? And if you’re calling them idiots and stuff, you’re trapped in another algorithm. I know everything you’re gonna say about everything.”
In the released clip, he asks the crowd for their thoughts on Rodgers, who last year made major headlines after lying about being vaccinated when he told reporters he was ‘immunized.’
“It’s like, alright. Calm down. He’s a football player,” Ansari said in clip released Tuesday from his latest Netflix special, Nightclub Comedian. “He read some articles. He got skeptical. He did some research. Are you stunned he came to the wrong conclusion? Did you really think he was gonna crack the case? Did you think Fauci was gonna be out there, like, ‘I just got off the phone with Aaron Rodgers?’ This poor guy. It’s like we’re all in high school and we’re making fun of the quarterback for doing bad on the science test.”
Later, Ansari joked, “This guy makes a living getting hit in the head. Can we cut him a break?”
Ansari also joked that Rodgers got “some powders from Jamba Juice” to use as COVID-19 treatment, adding that he was “arrogant” in the interviews he gave regarding his vaccine status.
“We’re all kinda just trapped in our own little world,” he said, as seen in the clip above. “Unless we figure out how to talk to each other in real life again, it doesn’t even matter what the problem is. I don’t know what the answer is. Maybe click on some of the stuff they click on for a few days, see what’s going on. Don’t go too hard though. End of the week, you’ll be out there like, ‘Fauci’s a pedophile!’”
Last year, Rodgers stated he was allergic to an ingredient in the Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech shots, and decided against the Johnson & Johnson vaccine because of possible side effects. Instead, he underwent his own method of immunization.
Rodgers’s future with the Packers is up in the air, following the team’s playoff loss to the San Francisco 49ers last weekend.
Off the field, his relationship with his fiancée, actress Shailene Woodley, is still going strong. It has been reported that the two have decided to keep political issues out of their relationship: “They are not talking about their politics, and they never really have. They disagreed on a lot of things. Early on, they decided to agree to disagree about things and not debate them.”
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