Ridiculed celebrity responses to coronavirus
Ice Cube confirms he lost US$9 million film job after refusing COVID vaccine: "F—k ya’ll for trying to make me get it"
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As the world weathers this crisis together and people are reaching out to comfort, inform, and support each other, many celebrities are failing to strike an empathic chord with their followers. Plenty of publications are even claiming that their responses to coronavirus will be the demise of celebrity culture, as many of the rich and famous are making it difficult to idolize them.
Ice Cube sacrificed a US$9 million acting role because of his refusal to get the jab. The rapper confirmed the reports, which originally said in October 2021 that Cube was dropped from Sony’s comedy 'Oh Hell No' co-starring Jack Black, on a recent episode of the 'Million Dollaz Worth of Game' podcast. “I turned down a movie because I didn’t want to get the motherf—king jab,” Cube said, confirming reports that producers on the film requested all cast members be vaccinated in order to film in Hawaii. “I turned down US$9 million. I didn’t want get the jab. F—k that jab. F—k ya’ll for trying to make me get it. I don’t know how Hollywood feels about me right now.”
Later in the interview, Cube clarified that he “didn’t turn down” the film, but rather "Those motherf—kers didn’t give it to me because I wouldn’t get the shot. I didn’t turn it down. They just wouldn’t give it to me. The covid shot, the jab…I didn’t need it. I didn’t catch that s—t at all. Nothing. F—k them. I didn’t need that s—t.”
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