American Stoner Uncle Woody Harrelson saturday night live The comedy show, in his fifth hosting stint, used the opening monologue to appear to promote the prevalent coronavirus conspiracy theory.
The actor took to the show to promote his upcoming film, in a speech filled with references to his continued use of marijuana Championshe said, “The world’s largest drug cartels have come together, bought out all the media and all the politicians, forced all the people in the world to stay locked up in their homes, and the people knew they were going to buy the cartels’ drugs.” Take it and keep taking it over and over I ditched the script I mean who was going to believe that crazy idea? .”
Live audiences provided scattered laughter, while at-home viewers had a more instinctive response.
Anti-vaccine supporters rejoiced at Harrelson “turning the public red” and “speaking the truth to power.”
His joke referred to conspiracy theories that pharmaceutical companies are controlling the government and media to force the public to get unnecessary vaccines.
The actor, who has described himself as “anarchist, Marxist, ethical hedonist, promiscuous sympathizer, epistemological deconstructionist, Texan,” quickly began receiving praise from opponents of the coronavirus vaccine. rice field.
Others criticized Harrelson and the show that aired his remarks. “@nbcsnl, thanks to Woody Harrelson for his lame anti-vaccine monologue. [you] Next week’s guest host is Scott Baio? Rob Schneider? Kevin Sorbo? Maybe invite Kanye while you’re at it,” wrote Twitter user Lee Goldberg.
Another viewer asked: Normalizing the #antivaxx conspiracy really hurts!”
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