State Farm issued a statement Monday relating to their partnership with Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
“Aaron Rodgers has been an ideal ambassador for our firm for a lot of the previous decade,” an organization spokeswoman said in a statement to USA Today.
“We don’t help a few of the statements that he has made, however we respect his proper to have his personal private viewpoint. We acknowledge our prospects, workers, brokers and model ambassadors come from all walks of life, with differing viewpoints on many points. Our mission at State Farm is to help safer, stronger communities. To that finish, we encourage vaccinations, however respect everybody’s proper to choose based mostly on their private circumstances.”
The statement comes as State Farm ads that includes Rodgers had been proven far much less usually over the weekend than that they had within the prior two weekends, according to the Action Network‘s Darren Rovell.
On Sunday, there have been solely six State Farm adverts that featured Rodgers, per Apex Advertising and marketing, which screens and tracks nationwide media and branding, out of a complete of 394. That makes up simply 1.5% of all of the adverts State Farm ran.
Per the Motion Community, State Farm adverts run on nationwide networks that includes Rodgers made up round 25% of all adverts the corporate ran throughout Week 7 and Week 8 of the NFL season, based on Apex.
Rodgers didn’t play in Inexperienced Bay’s 13–7 loss to Kansas Metropolis after testing constructive for COVID-19 final week. In an look on The Pat McAfee Present on Friday, he addressed his constructive check and being “outed,” in his phrase, for being unvaccinated. Within the interview, he unfold plenty of items of misinformation concerning the virus, and its vaccines.
On Saturday, Prevea Well being, a Wisconsin-based well being firm, ended its nine-year partnership with Rodgers.
“Prevea Well being stays deeply dedicated to defending its sufferers, workers, suppliers and communities amidst the COVID-19 pandemic,” Prevea’s statement mentioned. “This consists of encouraging and serving to all eligible populations to develop into vaccinated towards COVID-19 to stop the virus from additional considerably impacting lives and livelihoods.”
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