Cutler, 39, tweeted that he had been dropped from an Uber Eats ad campaign over his stance on mask mandates in schools
Recently retired NFL quarterback Jay Cutler was fired from an Uber Eats ad campaign after his opposition to compulsory face mask rules for children in schools emerged.
The 39-year-old, who played primarily for the Chicago Bears during his 12 seasons in the league, had criticized school boards’ strict mask rules for children, and claims they cost him a good job.
‘Lost a commercial with Uber eats partnering with the NFL. Was going to film in LA, ‘views aren’t aligned.’ Guess they don’t like future School board members. Frees up my weekend,’ Cutler’s tweet read, suggesting that he will use the time he’d have spent on his Uber deal researching how to join his local school board to push back against the face covering rule.
Cutler, from Nashville in Tennessee, has recently voiced his support of parents such as OutKick found Clay Travis. He went viral with a video where he confronted the Williamson County School Board, speaking of the ‘absurdity of in schools’ at a tense Tennessee school board meeting on Tuesday.
Travis cited CDC data that shows children are mostly safe from serious COVID effects, Fox News reported on Thursday.
‘The anti mask at schools revolution is underway in Tennessee. These are the people who couldn’t get in the meeting tonight. They’ve never seen a crowd this big before for a school board meeting,’ Travis’ tweet read, which Cutler had retweeted last week.
Cutler had originally been involved with the Uber Eats commercial, which was a partnership with the NFL
‘Let’s be clear. No one wants to go to a school board meeting. So this speaks volumes,’ the former NFL star had captioned the Travis retweet.
Supporters and critics alike took to social media to comment on Cutler’s firing from the Uber Eats/NFL ad campaign partnership.
‘Isn’t that a form of discrimination?’ Mark Panozzo questioned.
‘Shouldn’t they be more tolerant of different views? Isn’t that what true tolerance is?’ another person tweeted.
‘Good riddance to Uber Eats!’ another offered in support of Cutler.
Not everyone shared Cutler’s stance on mask mandates in schools, with some criticizing Cutler’s ‘anti-science’ stance.
‘Cry me a river. Maybe you can clutch your Mike Lindell pillow and scream about how unfair it is to be you. Enjoy your new found free time this weekend, turn on the Bears game and see the guy we’ve been waiting for in Chicago forever,’ David Schultz tweeted to the former quarterback.
‘It’s amazing that researchers who spend there whole career studying infectious disease and viruses say that wearing a mask helps, but you know more than them and think that mask mandates in schools are ‘ridiculous’ because you did some googling and figured it all out. Go Bears!’ one person tweeted to Cutler.
A number of passionate parents who are battling with their local school boards have captured national attention over the last week.
Parents and anti-mask protesters have been filmed squaring up to those in favor of masks – including doctors and nurses called to offer expert guidance at these meetings – in hair-raising footage posted online.
Cutler, a father of three, has been vocal in his support against school mask mandates, which caught the attention of his corporate sponsors who may or may not agree with his stance.
Uber’s sacking of Cutler appears to fall in line with corporate efforts to keep conservative politics out of their orbit.
Pundits also noted the former NFL star’s work with pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly, which has worked with children struggling with diabetes since 2009.
Quarterback Jay Cutler #6 of the Miami Dolphins throws a pass against the Kansas City Chiefs during the first half of the game at Arrowhead Stadium on December 24, 2017
Diabetics, and children in particular, have been especially impacted with increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19.
Meanwhile, Cutler didn’t seem to mind parting ways with Uber Eats, nor did he seem to pay any attention to critics.
‘Doing school board research. Looks like a 2024 campaign for me,’ he posted in response to the backlash.
DailyMail.com has contacted Uber Eats for a comment.
Source: Daily Mail