Jay has been dropped from an ad campaign (Picture: Jake Giles Netter/E! Entertainment/NBC)
Jay Cutler has claimed he was dropped from an Uber Eats campaign due to his anti-mask views.
The former American football star said that he was cut from an ad campaign for the delivery service as his ‘views weren’t aligned’ with the brand, just as he returned to Twitter to protest a mask mandate in schools.
The 38-year-old tweeted: ‘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 later tweeted: ‘Appreciate the words of support. What I don’t understand is the people verbally attacking me. 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.’
While they didn’t mention Cutler specifically, a spokesperson for Uber said: ‘We are proud of all the work Uber has done over the last year to help get as many people vaccinated as possible. As such, we prefer to partner with those who support that work.’
Cutler returned to Twitter, claiming he feared he would be kicked off Instagram soon, and began to express his fury about masks being mandated in Williamson County, Tennessee for schoolkids under 12, while being recommended for middle and high school students.
The former Chicago Bears quarterback retweeted a video from Clay Travis, who confronted Williamson County School Board over the mask mandate.
Quoting Travis’s tweet, which read: ‘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’, Cutler added: ‘Let’s be clear. No one wants to go to a school board meeting. So this speaks volumes.’
He also said that he was considering running for the school board in 2024, and commended an executive order from Governor Bill Lee, which allows parents to opt their children out of a school mask mandate if either a school board or health board enacts one over a district.
Cutler shares three children – Camden, nine, Jaxon, seven, and Saylor, five – with ex Kristin Cavallari, and The Hills star has previously been criticised for anti-vaccine views.
In 2014, the reality star said that she believed vaccines caused autism, saying on HuffPost Live: ‘Autism wasn’t prevalent like it is now, years ago, so something’s going on, whether it’s the chemicals in our food or in the vaccines, because there’s more mercury and all other sorts of things in it. Something’s happening and we can’t ignore that. I choose to believe that I think it’s in the vaccines.’
She later defended her views, saying: ‘I’m just a mum. I’m trying to make the best decision for my kid. There are very scary statistics out there regarding what is in vaccines. We feel like we’re making the best decision for our kids.’
The Centre for Disease Control and Prevention has stated there is no link between receiving vaccines and developing autism.
Covid-19 vaccines are not yet authorised for children under 12 years old, while children currently make up about 2.4% of the US’s Covid-19 hospitalisations due to the Delta variant.
Cutler and Cavallari split in 2020, after seven years of marriage.Credit: Original article published here.