Luke Skywalker’s got a bone to pick with Aaron Rodgers.
One day after the Green Bay Packers quarterback appeared on “The Pat McAfee Show” to acknowledge that he “misled” the public about his COVID-19 vaccination status, “Star Wars” actor Mark Hamill took a swipe at Rodgers on Twitter, chiding his choice of apparel for the interview.
“Of all the sweatshirts he could have worn, he had to take full responsibility in THAT one?” Hamill tweeted Wednesday, calling out Rodgers’ black “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” hoodie.
Hamill appeared in the original “Star Wars” trilogy as the iconic Jedi. He also appeared in the franchise’s latest installments, notably 2017’s “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” “The Rise of Skywalker” was released two years later.
Last week, the reigning NFL MVP tested positive for COVID-19, with it later being revealed that he’s unvaccinated against the virus. Rodgers had said in August he was “immunized” when asked about his vaccination status, which he addressed Friday during an appearance on “The Pat McAfee Show.”
“I believe strongly in bodily autonomy and the ability to make choices for your body, not to have to acquiesce to some woke culture or crazed group of individuals who say you have to do something. Health is not a one-size-fits-all for everybody,” Rodgers said at the time.
Friday’s interview triggered an onslaught of backlash, with several NFL legends, including Terry Bradshaw, joining the chorus of those criticizing Rodgers. On Tuesday, the Packers quarterback admitted that the fallout had “tested” him emotionally.
“I was definitely tested by some of the comments I heard. I’m human and stuff can definitely hurt your feelings,” he said.
The quarterback added Tuesday that he is “excited” to rejoin the Packers, who have since been fined — as well as Rodgers — for violating COVID-19 protocols. Green Bay is slated to face Seattle on Sunday afternoon.