Aaron Rodgers and LeBron James among Jon Keller’s Pop Culture Turkeys of the Year – CBS Boston
BOSTON (CBS) – Over the past two nights we’ve gorged ourselves on local and national turkeys. But there are always leftovers. At the risk of slipping into a tryptophan coma, here’s another serving of massive turkeys that have appeared in pop culture and other realms in 2021.
* The cargo ship Ever Given
Can a 260,000 tonne container ship be considered a turkey? It’s possible if it’s Ever Given, a Japanese giant that blocked the Suez Canal, one of the world’s most important shipping lanes, for six days last March. Estimated cost to the US economy alone – over $ 50 billion, a costly warning of the fragility of the global supply chain.
* The Oscars
This year’s Motion Picture Academy Awards Ceremony had many worthy winners and some interesting moments. But what he didn’t have is what Hollywood values ââmost – an audience.
It’s the lowest-rated Oscars of all time, down over 50% from last year. Blame the pandemic or whatever you want, but when you can’t even get people to watch Glenn Close twerking, you know you’ve got a turkey on your hands.
* Aaron Rodgers
“I realize I’m in the sights of the wide-awake crowd right now,” said Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers in a provocative response to the backlash against his blatant lie about his vaccination status. Yes, it is only the “waking crowd” that cares about such dishonesty. And Rodgers didn’t stop there, spreading potentially deadly misinformation about COVID by falsely claiming that NFL doctors told him “that it’s impossible for a vaccinated person to get COVID or spread it. COVID â.
Rodgers caught the virus and cost his team a game, destroyed his personal credibility and still thinks he is the victim. Gulp, gulp – walk!
* James Lebron
The Lakers star is still a great player. But this year, his injury issues were reflected in self-inflicted damage to his carefully cultivated brand.
The so-called role model got vaccinated but decided to urge others to do so, an abdication of responsibility on the part of the so-called social activist who got him challenged by people like Kareem Abdul- Jabbar. His miserable sequel to âSpace Jamâ was mainly criticized by critics and rejected by the public.
And the other night, “King James” got his very first match suspension after freeing an opponent’s face with blood.
As Shakepeare wrote: “The head that wears a crown is uncomfortable.”