'Notoriously selfish' Aaron Rodgers slammed after bragging about Ayn Rand book on bookshelf: 'Explains everything'
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who turned 38 on December 2, discussed the reading material he has on hand during a recent interview with ESPN — and he mentioned the late Ayn Rand’s “Atlas Shrugged.” Rodgers’ revelation is receiving a lot of discussion on Twitter, including negative comments from people who vehemently disagree with Rand’s economic views.
Rand was very much a believer in right-wing sink-or-swim economics, which have also been described as “bootstrap economics” and “I’ve got mine economics.” And some Twitter users pointed out that “self-made” entrepreneurs weren’t really self-made, as Rand claimed, but in fact, had some help from others along the way.
Philadelphia Inquirer columnist Marcus Hayes tweeted:
Aaron Rodgers brags he has Ayn Rand\u2019s \u201cAtlas Shrugged\u201d on his bookshelf.\n\nExplains everything.pic.twitter.com/fYHmGeY7FX— Marcus Hayes (@Marcus Hayes) 1641270066
Dave Zirin, who covers sports for The Nation, posted:
When revealed to be a selfish, petulant jackass, a person can either reflect on their behavior or find a book that tells them that all their repugnant qualities are just part of what makes them special. In unrelated news, Aaron Rodgers just discovered Atlas Shrugged.— Dave Zirin (@Dave Zirin) 1641312273
Here are some more comments from Twitter users:
Pre-college, I had an opp to read Atlas Shrugged, write an essay, and have a chance at $10,000.\n\nI thought, "easy money!"\n\nUntil I started to read it.\n\nLong story short: I took out college loans instead of subjecting myself to any more of that drivel.— Salaam Bhatti (@Salaam Bhatti) 1641275656
Why is it that the wealthy and super wealthy are against social programs to help people with less?— Rick (@Rick) 1641281708
Is he a good player? Or was he? Because the basic philosophy of Ayn Rand\u2019s Atlas Shrugged is the antithesis of being a team player.— Leslie Hohenfeld (@Leslie Hohenfeld) 1641282004
He's one of the most physically talented players ever to play his position. However.. He's notoriously selfish, routinely throws his team mates & team under the bus, never takes responsibility for his mistakes, & usually fails when it matters most. He gets behind & just gives up— EspeciallyTheLies\ud83d\udd96\ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\uddf2 (@EspeciallyTheLies\ud83d\udd96\ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\uddf2) 1641310969
I've always thought the subtitle should be "You're Not an Asshole, You're Just Better Than Everyone"— jtaylordigital (@jtaylordigital) 1641312683
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