Woody Harrelson hosted Saturday Night Live and during his opening monologue described a movie pitch that resembled events of the Covid pandemic, prompting some on Twitter to say the actor was spreading "anti-vax propaganda" and pushing "hostility to Covid vaccines."
"Okay, so the movie goes like this," Harrelson said. "The biggest drug cartels in the world get together and buy up all the media and all the politicians and force all the people in the world to stay locked in their homes and people can only come out if they take the cartel's drugs and keep taking them over and over."
He added, "I threw the script away. I mean, who was gonna believe that crazy ideat?"
The pop culture outlet Pop Base tweeted that the actor was spreading "anti-vax propaganda during his opening monologue."
Author Steven Beschloss said, "So Woody Harrelson uses his SNL monologue to push his hostility to Covid vaccines? Really?"
KanekoaTheGreat collected screenshots of outlets such as Rolling Stone, Variety, and the Daily Beast all publishing similar headlines saying Harrelson was pushing "Anti-Vax Conspiracies."
KanekoaTheGreat later tweeted a recent clip of Harrelson on Bill Maher's podcast talking about the Covid vaccine.
"The last people I would trust with my health is Big Pharma and big government because neither one of those strike me as caring entities," the actor said, and later added "billions of dollars" was made in the Covid pandemid
He added, "Ivermectin got made into a horse tranquilizer. Hydroxychloroquine got made ridiculous, and there was only one thing that could work, and that's the vaccine, and ultimately, because of that, billions of dollars were made."
As a coronavirus, later named Covid-19, began to spread into the US in early March 2020, many American states started shutting down businesses and establishments such as schools and churches. While the initial idea that was floated by those in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and health officials on local levels was that communities and health care infrastructure needed "two weeks to stop the spread," measures quickly escalated and extended.
Under Donald Trump's Operation Warp Speed, pharmaceutical companies researched and made vaccines. Pfizer, which was not part of the project, and Moderna, which was, both came up with mRNA vaccines. Both companies were given emergency use authorizations for the drug, and when Biden came into office in early 2021, his administration pressed these on the American people. Many of the country's biggest cities implemented vaccine mandates, requiring businesses to check the vaccination status patrons before allowing them entry. This was true of many schools, as well.
Bridget Phetasy said of Harrelson, "People don't seem to understand, Woody Harrelson is what liberals used to be."
"Woody got super high and went after big pharma and people are losing their shit and it's hilarious," she added.
Elon Musk said the monologue was "based."
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