Jay Cutler Speaks Out On Uber Eats Dropping Him For Opposing School Mask Mandates

Former NFL quarterback Jay Cutler, who has spoken out in opposition to COVID-19 mitigation measures in faculties, stated Friday that he’d misplaced a business cope with Uber Eats attributable to his “views,” telling followers it “frees up my weekend.”

The 38-year-old tweeted that he “lost a commercial with Uber Eats partnering with the NFL.”

“Was going to film in LA, ‘views aren’t aligned,’” he wrote. “Guess they don’t like future School board members. Frees up my weekend.”

Cutler, a former Chicago Bears quarterback, was apparently dropped from the advert marketing campaign after saying he opposed masks mandates for schoolchildren amid rising charges of coronavirus infections. In a press release to People, Uber Eats confirmed that it lower ties with Cutler as a result of they weren’t on the identical web page about public well being measures.

“We are proud of all the work Uber has done over the last year to help get as many people vaccinated as a possible,” Uber Eats informed the journal. “As such, we prefer to partner with those who support that work.”

Last week, Cutler tweeted that he was not among the many many dad and mom calling for a masks mandate for schoolchildren in Williamson County, Tennessee.

He later tweeted that he’d discovered the subsequent native faculty board election is scheduled for 2024, and that he’d be gathering signatures on a petition to run. 

“Going to start getting John Hancocks today,” he wrote Thursday.

Coronavirus instances in Tennessee have been “steadily rising since July,” in response to a New York Times database. The Times stories that as of Sunday, the state had “recorded its highest weekly average of coronavirus cases since late January.”

Cases of COVID-19 and subsequent hospitalizations have been on the rise among children in particular, because the delta variant of the virus continues to unfold. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recommended “universal indoor masking by all students (age 2 and older), staff, teachers, and visitors to K-12 schools, regardless of vaccination status.”

On Monday, Cutler thanked his followers for supporting his stance, and stated he didn’t perceive why others have been criticizing him.

“What I don’t understand is the people verbally attacking me,” he wrote. “What happened to unity, acceptance and bringing people together? Seems like that isn’t the case unless I agree with you. Get a shot or wear a mask. Your choice. I will make my choice.”

Later that day, Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee (R) signed an executive order giving dad and mom the selection to resolve whether or not their little one wears a masks in school. In response to that, Cutler tweeted: “Nice work.”