From Britney Spears to Samuel L. Jackson.
A few days ago, I took a look at celebrities who have made anti-vax statements in the past. And that got me wondering, “Where do celebs currently stand on the COVID vaccine?”
Ryan Reynolds got a vaccine.
In March, the Deadpool actor shared a picture of himself getting the vaccine on Twitter. “Finally got 5G,” he joked.
And so did his wife Blake Lively.
In March, the Gossip Girl actor posted a picture on Instagram of herself gazing at the person administering her shot. “Find you someone who looks at you like I look at the heroic nurse vaccinating me,” she wrote.
Rob Schneider seems to be refusing the vaccine and posting misinformation about it.
The Deuce Bigalow actor frequently posts controversial statements on Twitter, including anti-vaccine memes, inaccurately called the vaccine an “experimental gene therapy” and used the hashtag “2ndAmendmentIsForThis.”
Martha Stewart got a vaccine.
In January, she shared a video of herself about to get the vaccine. “I am so proud of and grateful to the doctors, nurses and medical staff,” she wrote. “Here’s to the advancement of science and a heartfelt thanks to those working on the vaccines. We are all hoping for an end to this pandemic.”
Britney Spears got a vaccine.
After getting the vaccine in April, the singer shared an update on Twitter. “The people on the internet said it was really really bad, was like a bullet going through your arm. It was nothing. I feel nothing. I’m fine.”
M.I.A. posted some disturbing anti-vaccine statements on Twitter in 2020.
Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner got a vaccine.
In April, the couple posted a pic on Instagram of themselves flexing with Band-Aids over their injection sites. “Let’s (NOT) Get It!” Joe wrote.
Mindy Kaling got a vaccine.
In April, the actor shared a picture of herself smiling on Instagram and wrote, “Vaxx’d, wax’d, and ready to pay my tax.”
Offset has said he will not get a vaccine.
In December 2020, TMZ asked the Migos rapper if he would be getting the vaccine. “I don’t trust it,” he replied. He also mentioned his distrust in the government because they haven’t done enough to help the Black community. Black Americans have suffered a disproportionate number of COVID-19 deaths in the US.
Two months ago, Offset said that he still hasn’t been vaccinated while on the radio show The Breakfast Club. “I’m not tryna be a lab rat, man,” he said, despite the fact that the vaccines were tested in large-scale clinical trials, endorsed by the FDA, and have been given to more than 200 million Americans.
Mariah Carey got a vaccine.
In April, the singer posted a video of herself getting the vaccine on Instagram. When the shot was administered, she let out a couple squeals and then sang a high note!
Hugh Jackman got a vaccine.
In April, the X-Men actor shared an image on Instagram of himself getting the vaccine. “Wolverine’s healing ability can’t save me from COVID,” he wrote. “But the vaccine can. Get it!”
Letitia Wright has previously shared misinformation about the vaccine.
In December 2020, the Black Panther actor shared a now-deleted tweet with a link to a video containing misinformation about the vaccine.
After receiving major backlash, she wrote, “If you don’t conform to popular opinions but ask questions and think for yourself…you get canceled.”
Dolly Parton not only got a vaccine, she also donated to fund research for it.
The singer has been a huge supporter of the COVID vaccine. Last year, she donated $1 million to fund research that resulted in Moderna’s vaccine.
In March, the singer shared a video of herself on Instagram. To encourage fans to get vaccinated, she sang along to the tune of her hit song, “Jolene,” but replaced the name with the word “vaccine.” After her shot was administered, she exclaimed, “I did it!”
Kerry Washington got a vaccine.
In April, the Scandal actor shared a picture of herself on Instagram with a “pro-vaxxer” sweatshirt. “Baby Got Vaxxed!” she wrote. “For my family. For the people I love. And for all of YOU!”
Samaire Armstrong frequently posts anti-vax statements on Twitter.
The former The O.C. star called the COVID vaccine an “untested shot made by criminals.” (The vaccines, which were created by scientists, have been studied and tested extensively.)
Rosario Dawson got a vaccine.
In March, the Mandalorian actor posted a video of herself flexing with a Band-Aid over her arm. “Was thrilled to get my first vaccine shot,” she wrote. “They are the best weapon we have…to combat the deadly pandemic that has been ravaging our country and our communities for the past year.”
Jonathan Van Ness got a vaccine.
In February, the Queer Eye star shared a picture of themself on Instagram getting the vaccine. They explained that their local vaccine program expanded to include people with HIV (the CDC has since declared the vaccine safe for HIV-positive folks). “This was my first shot, and other than minor soreness in my arm, had no side effects and will get my second shot in a few weeks,” they added.
Ariana Grande got a vaccine.
Earlier this month, the singer tweeted that she was “vaxxed n’ masked.” She wrote, “This is your gentle reminder to please get your vaccines if you are eligible. This thing is not yet over!”
Samuel L. Jackson got a vaccine.
In January, the actor shared pictures of himself in line for the vaccine. “At the Forum, getting that first jab!!” he wrote.
Anwar Hadid has said he will refuse to get vaccinated.
In December 2020, the younger brother of Gigi and Bella Hadid hosted a Q&A on Instagram. He told his fans he would “absolutely not” get the vaccine. “Either I just don’t get [COVID], or I get it and, god willing, heal from it and get antibodies rather than do that process unnaturally.”
“Our bodies are made by the creator to do way more than we think,” he added. But unvaccinated people who get COVID-19 are 29 times more likely to be hospitalized than people who are vaccinated, according to a recent CDC study. Unvaccinated people make up an overwhelming percentage of people in the US dying of COVID-19.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson got a vaccine.
In May, the Jumanji actor posted a selfie on Instagram of himself getting the second shot. He said, “Mahalo” to all the “front line healthcare warriors here in the US and around the world.”
Steve Martin got a vaccine.
In January, the comedian tweeted some good news and some bad news. “Good news: I just got vaccinated! Bad news: I got it because I’m 75. Ha!”
Chet Hanks seems to be against the vaccine.
A few weeks ago, the infamous son of beloved actor Tom Hanks (who was one of the first celebrities to share his own COVID-19 diagnosis in 2020) shared a video on Instagram. He pretended to encourage fans to get the vaccine and then yelled, “Psych!”
“Bitch!” he continued. “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it! I never had COVID. Y’ain’t sticking me with that motherfucking needle!”
Again: despite what some of these celebrities have said, the COVID vaccines are proven to be safe. To learn more about the safety of COVID vaccines, you can check out the CDC’s website. Listen to the CDC, not Chet.
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