Actress Olivia Munn is taking dead aim at journalists after finding herself the subject of a debate over whether she is a jinx for her boyfriend, Aaron Rodgers, and the Green Bay Packers.
Munn is less concerned with the comments themselves, which are absurd, than with journalists who share the idle thoughts of the commenters. Make no mistake, though, she thinks some comments cross the line into racism. (Her mother is of Chinese descent.)
One of the posts that fired up Munn was an Early Lead entry from Des Bieler headlined “Some Packers fans are starting to think Aaron Rodgers has an Olivia Munn problem.” It dealt with comments from fans concerned that she had jinxed the Packers, who have a three-game losing streak.
One prime example was provided recently by the Twitter account @JSComments, which passes along noteworthy comments (often Packers-related) by readers of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. In the comment, a fan claimed that Rodgers hasn’t been a good quarterback since Munn spoke to Bravo’s Andy Cohen about their sex life.
Of course, as my colleague points out, Munn also dated Rodgers when the team was winning all its games earlier in the season and last season when Rodgers was NFL MVP. So how could she be jinxing him? As Bieler wrote, “Does anyone think Tom Brady’s high-profile marriage to Gisele Bundchen is negatively affecting his play?”