Unless you’ve been actively avoiding television and the entire internet over the past few months, you’re probably aware that one of the last two contestants on this season of The Bachelorette is Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers’s younger brother, Jordan. Jordan has enchanted the heart of JoJo Fletcher with his kiddish charm, floppy Peaky Blinders haircut, and connection to someone super famous.
During the early episodes of the season, the other dudes in the house accused Jordan of riding his older and more famous brother Aaron’s (sorry, Fat Luke, we’re not talking about you) coattails to success on the football field and life in general. Whenever this came up, Jordan always had a visceral, negative reaction; it almost seemed to be too much. Towards the end of the season, prior to JoJo meeting his family, Jordan had a confession to make.
As Jordan prepared JoJo for meeting his family during his Hometown Date, he told her Aaron would not be there; in fact, he doesn’t really have a relationship with Aaron. He insinuated that as Aaron’s football career took off and he started slamming hotties like Olivia Munn, he distanced himself from his family.
During Jordan’s Hometown Date, Aaron’s absence was constantly featured, from blurred out photos at his old high school to an empty chair at the dinner table. While The Bachelorette is nowhere as popular as the NFL, it still reaches a significant audience, and after 9 weeks of having his name in his kid brother’s mouth, Aaron has finally spoken out.
Speaking to WSIN 12, an ABC affiliate in Milwaukee, Aaron uses local news for the purposes of subtweeting Jordan.
”I haven’t seen the show, to be honest with you, so it hasn’t really affected me a whole lot.”
Nothing like announcing to the world that you still don’t pay attention to your little brother. This intent behind this line translates to something like this: “Oh, Jordan’s on a successful TV show? I don’t give a shit. I can’t be bothered by that. It doesn’t matter what he does, he’ll never be good enough to impress me.”
The topic of his distance from the rest of his family comes up, and Aaron’s response is icy.
”As far as those kinds of things go, I’ve always found that it’s a little inappropriate to talk publicly about some family matters, so I’m just – I’m not going to speak on those things, but I wish him well in the competition.”
That’s a “fuck you” wrapped in a ribbon and tied in a bow if I’ve ever seen one. Aaron doesn’t even attempt to deny the allegation that he doesn’t acknowledge his family, and on top of that gives Jordan a sly pat on the back for giving up his NFL career to pursue reality television dating opportunities. With all this shit going on, no wonder their mom was so cracked out during Bachelorette filming; substance abuse is probably the only way to deal with these immature egos.
Next time you think your family is insane, remember that at least you aren’t the Rodgers. .