Woody Harrelson raises eyebrows with ‘SNL’ anti-vaccine joke – National

When Hollywood actor Woody Harrelson joked about an anti-vaccine conspiracy theory, saturday night live I wasn’t sure how the audience would react this week.

The joke, which has since sparked controversy online, was part of Harrelson’s SNL opening monologue. Harrelson, 61, told audiences he was sent a script for a film that used explicit real-world tropes.

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“The movie goes like this: The world’s biggest drug cartels come together to buy off all the media and all the politicians and force people all over the world to lock themselves in their homes. I keep taking it,” Harrelson said.

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The punch line is “I threw the script away. I mean, who would believe that crazy idea! Forced me on drugs? I’m doing it voluntarily all day.”

The New York audience burst into nervous laughter and didn’t quite know how to react.

do not have SNL Harrelson has also not publicly commented on the monologue.

Harrelson at the start cheers, has been known to occasionally share conspiracy theories.In the past, Harrelson has publicly questioned 9/11 legitimacy claimed as a terrorist attack that there may be a connection between 5G networks and COVID-19 and have Called wearing masks “ridiculous” during the pandemic.

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Hosted by Harrelson SNL For the fifth time on Saturday, I was honored as a member of the Five-Timers Club.

Shortly after the episode aired, Harrelson’s joke was the subject of heated debate online. Many social media users with anti-vaccine beliefs praised Harrelson. 19 felt it was a harmful means of spreading false and anti-scientific rhetoric about the pandemic.

“Whenever someone spouts anti-vaccine stupidity about Woody Harrelson and #SNL, I always remember the traumatized/crying doctors, nurses, and hospital workers who were climbing corpses in the early days of Covid. Consider the countless videos of Twitter user Barack wrote:“Oh yeah, f**k Woody Harrelson.”

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Above, in Canada 80% of the population (excluding Quebec) is fully vaccinated, according to statistics provided by the Canadian government. More than 83% of Canadians have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Vaccination is most popular among Canadians over the age of 60.

For frequently updated information about COVID-19, visit Canadian government and the world health organization.

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