Chris Rock expressed his feelings towards anti-vaccines very clearly during an appearance for Brooklyn Steel and even named a popular anti-vaccine basketball player while doing so.
Wednesday, taking the stage to present Shots, the 56-year-old comic told the audience, “I haven’t seen any shows since COVID. Did someone say to themselves, “Throw your mask in the air and wave it like you don’t care?” »Where are my anti-vaccines? Where are you? You fucking stupid Kyrie mothers. ”
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The comments referred to Kyrie Irving, a point guard for the Brooklyn Nets. His controversial stance of defying New York City’s vaccination mandate for professional athletes to be vaccinated for training or playing in public places will cost him millions, the Grio previously reported.
Rock, meanwhile, is an incredibly vocal supporter of the vaccine and has made a habit of using his platforms to urge his supporters to get vaccinated.
“Hey guys, just found out I have COVID, trust me you don’t want that,” he posted in September, before ending with “Get vaccinated”.
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But it’s worth noting that Rock was a fan of the vaccine long before he personally contracted the coronavirus.
He revealed his vaccine status in May when he appeared on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.
“You know, I skipped the line too… I didn’t care,” he told Fallon of his experience with the Johnson and Johnson vaccine. “I used my fame, Jimmy. I did not care. I was like, ‘Step aside, Betty Blanche. Stand aside, old folks. Judge Judy, kiss my a–. I did Pootie Tang, let me lead the line. I was like Billy Zane on the Titanic, I’m telling you. Leo [DiCaprio] deceased. Billy Zane lived to see another day. I don’t want to be a Lion at the bottom of the ocean. Billy Zane had another wife after this thing.
Rock has also promoted testing, wearing masks and social distancing since the very beginning of the pandemic.
Irving, on the other hand, has yet to play in a Brooklyn Nets game with nearly 10 games in the NBA season. He recently took to Instagram Live to explain why he made the choice to relinquish the mandate.
“It’s not being anti-vax. It’s about what makes me feel good. I feel uncertain… and that’s okay. I know the consequences of the decision I make with my life. … This is a crazy time we are living in. I didn’t hurt anyone. I did not commit any crime, ”he explained.
“If you choose to get vaccinated, I support you. Do what’s best for you. I continue to pray for all of those who have lost people to the COVID pandemic. “
Irving has maintained that overall he’s not against the vaccine, but he has serious reservations about federal mandates that require people to get vaccinated to do and keep their jobs.
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Chris Rock calls anti-vaccines ‘Kyrie’s stupid mothers’ at show – Marseille News