The news of the coronavirus vaccine has received mixed reactions – even with celebrities. The vaccination drive is going on in a phased-out manner in most countries. But what do these celebrities have to say when it comes to getting vaccinated? Check it out!
Several vaccines have rolled out around the world. The most successful ones include the Oxford University–AstraZeneca vaccine (in the UK) & the Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. While some celebs in the UK and the US have already started receiving the vaccine, it may take a while for us to see celebs under age 60 receive the vaccine.
Iconic personalities like Martha Stewart, Queen Elizabeth II, Jane Fonda, and more have already got vaccinated. Then there are these celebrities who refuse to get the coronavirus vaccine and have their reservations about it.
Scroll down for the complete list of celebrities who refuse to get the coronavirus vaccine.
Singer Cardi B’s husband and rapper Offset said he does not intend to get the vaccine.
On asked whether or not he would get the coronavirus vaccine the rapper said, “I don’t trust it.” Offset then added that he has read stories about participants who have suffered rare side effects after receiving the vaccine. The Georgia-based rapper concluded by saying that he does not want to feel like a “test subject.”
2. Anwar Hadid
Supermodel Gigi and Bella Hadid’s younger brother, Anwar Hadid, came out as anti-vax in a recent Q&A session on Instagram. The 21-year-old model and British singer Dua Lipa’s boyfriend has said he would not get the vaccine because “our bodies are made by the creator to do way more than we think”.
The comment sparked a backlash on social media and fans accused Hadid of being “anti-vax”. Read Anwar’s statement below.
3. Letitia Wright
The “Black Panther” star made headlines in the first week of Dec for posting an anti-vaccination video on Twitter.
The 27-year-old British actress had shared a YouTube video of a person saying, “I don’t understand vaccines medically, but I have always been a little bit of a sceptic of them.”
The “Black Mirror” star received a backlash on social media for what was perceived as an anti-vax tweet.
4. Dolly Parton
American singer-songwriter Dolly Parton has refused to take the COVID-19 vaccine after having donated $1 million for the vaccine research at the start of the pandemic.
During an interview with AP, the iconic singer said she’s not going to get the vaccine until some other people do too. The 75-year-old further added that she doesn’t want it to look like she’s “jumping the line” just because she donated money.
Not all are formally identified as “anti-vax” however—the list highlights those who have chosen not to vaccinate their children, or who have expressed or endorsed views that are critical or sceptical of vaccinations.
5. Kristin Cavallari
“The Hills” star told Fox News in 2014, “Listen, to each their own. I understand both sides of it. I have read too many books about autism, and there are some scary statistics out there. It is our personal choice.”