Last night at the Golden Globe awards, fake flu shots were administered to attendees amid a blatant prejudice toward and hatred of medical (vaccination) choice. "If you're an anti-vaxxer, just put a napkin over your head and we'll skip you..." Insert syringe full of mirth here! In California, where the Golden Globes took place, (Beverly Hills that is, swimming pools and movie stars) parental vaccination choice was decimated by SB277. I wonder how many of those celebrities' children are up to date on their vaccinations. Or the celebs themselves. Imagine if Sandro Oh had walked about popping "candy" opioid painkillers into guests mouths. Ha ha! What epidemic, this is just a bit of fun! They'd have been better off running around with scalpels and Botox to please that crowd.
Perhaps the attendees should read about Lisa Marks Smith, whose flu vaccine injury nearly cost her her life - although it did pay out of tidy sum through vaccine court. Not so nice work, if you can get it. Our Dan Olmsted wrote about her case back in 2010.
If vaccines are such life saving medical miracles as touted by public health and the media, they'd deserve more respect than to be low rent comedic fodder at an awards show. The reality is that vaccines carry very real side affects, risk and even the possibility of death, which makes them an even more bizarre skit idea.
Hollywood has a mandate - make the flu shot as friendly as Uncle Miltie. In fact, they are as friendly as Bill Cosby tending bar.
Put a napkin over your heads in shame, writers. Last night made us sick.
“Normally at this point of the show, the host would do something fun and spontaneous to show how we are all just ordinary people, like ordering pizza for everyone,” host Andy Samberg said around halfway through the awards ceremony.
“But since we already get food at the globes we thought we would mix it up and try something new,” co-host Sandra Oh continued. “So roll up your sleeves, Hollywood, because you are all getting flu shots! You know you wore a sleeveless gown for a reason!”
A crew of actors dressed as doctors and wielding syringes marched into the crowd as Samberg and Oh chanted “Shots!”
One of our doctors accosted Willem Dafoe, who smiled awkwardly.
“And look, if you’re an anti-vaxxer, just put a napkin over your head and we’ll skip you!” Samberg joked. Read more at MediaIte.com