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In a recent interview with the New York Times, actor Woody Harrelson said that the ongoing Covid protocols on movie sets were “absurd,” days before the actor went on SNL to crack a joke about the role of big pharma and Covid lockdowns.
Harrelson said filming an independent movie was difficult “Especially with all the Covid protocols — which, to me, are rather absurd.” And when the New York Times asked “What’s absurd about the Covid protocols?” Harrelson answered, “The fact that they’re still going on!”
He added, “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].”
“It makes me angry for the crew. 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,” Harrelson said. “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.”
Harrelson hosted last week’s Saturday Night Live and described a movie pitch during his opening monologue that paralleled events of the Covid pandemic.
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