Just a few nights ago, Saturday Night Live was back in headlines after host Woody Harrelson took a rather blunt swipe at COVID-19 vaccination mandates.
The largely left-leaning variety show has made a habit of skewering conservative thinking over the course of the decades, but Harrelson’s rather pointed dig at the coronavirus carnival was far too sensible to be ignored.
Get ready for the meltdowns…
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This week Harrelson is doubling down on his criticisms of big pharma and their surrogates in Hollywood, blasting the continued mandating of masks and vaccines on set.
Woody Harrelson railed against COVID protocols on film sets during a new interview with The New York Times. The actor is making the press rounds in support of his new movie “Champions,” an indie sports dramedy from director Bobby Farrelly that’s backed by Focus Features. Harrelson expressed uncertainty about the future of indie movies given “all the COVID protocols” in place, calling such protocols “absurd.”
“What’s absurd about the Covid protocols?” The New York Times asked Harrelson.
“The fact that they’re still going on!” the actor responded. “I don’t think that anybody should have the right to demand that you’re forced to do the testing, forced to wear the mask and forced to get vaccinated three years on. I’m just like, let’s be done with this nonsense. It’s not fair to the crews. I don’t have to wear the mask. Why should they? Why should they have to be vaccinated? How’s that not up to the individual? I shouldn’t be talking about this [expletive].”
Harrelson then went on to describe his political aesthetic as “anarchy”.
“It makes me angry for the crew,” Harrelson continued. “The anarchist part of me, I don’t feel that we should have forced testing, forced masking and forced vaccination. That’s not a free country. Really I’m talking about the crew. Because I can get out of wearing a mask. I can test less. I’m not in the same position they’re in, but it’s wrong. It’s three years. Stop.
“As an anarchist, I don’t do well with mandates,” he concluded.
Harrelson’s latest film, “Champions”, will arrive in theaters on March 10th.