- Aaron Rodgers admitted he has not read Ayn Rand’s book Atlas Shrugged after touting the book during his appearance on ESPN’s alternate broadcast of Monday Night Football.
- “I actually have never even read it,” Rodgers said on The Pat McAfee Show while laughing. McAfee piped in, “Just openly f*cking with people!… Oh, that is awesome!”
- Atlas Shrugged has been criticized for promoting selfishness as a virtue, tending to attract young men in college who lack the experience or worldview to care for others.
Brandon Contes from Mediaite writes:
“Aaron Rodgers isn’t so different from most of us after all. The polarizing NFL quarterback admitted he has not read all the books he displays behind him for Zoom calls.
Rodgers triggered social media Monday night when he touted Ayn Rand’s book Atlas Shrugged during his appearance on ESPN’s alternate broadcast of Monday Night Football hosted by Eli Manning and Peyton Manning.
Less than 24 hours after receiving a rash of criticism on Twitter for owning a book that many deem to be controversial, Rodgers made a surprising admission. He never read the book.
In addition to creating controversy on a seemingly weekly basis during his weekly interviews with Pat McAfee on SiriusXM, Rodgers also suggests a weekly book on the show. This week, Atlas Shrugged seemed like the obvious choice because he mentioned it on ESPN Monday night. Instead, Rodgers offered his surprising admission.
“I actually have never even read it,” Rodgers said on The Pat McAfee Show with a laugh…”
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