Woody Harrelson made a controversial appearance on “Saturday Night Live” this weekend, where he discussed his own anti-vaccination views and a conspiracy theory about the origin of the coronavirus pandemic.
The actor and comedian, who hosted the show for the fourth time, opened his monologue with a joke about the coronavirus pandemic, saying: “I’m here to tell you that it’s OK to be scared. It’s OK to be scared because I’m scared, too. And if you’re not scared, you’re not paying attention.”
But then he went on to make some eyebrow-raising statements about the virus and vaccines. He said: “We don’t know where it came from. Some people say it came from bats, some people say it was created in a lab. I’m not sure, but I’m leaning towards the lab.”
This statement, which appears to be a reference to a debunked conspiracy theory about the coronavirus being created in a Chinese laboratory, was met with stunned silence from the audience.
Harrelson then moved on to the topic of vaccines, saying: “We don’t know what’s in the vaccine. I’m not anti-vaxx, I’m pro-science. We just don’t know what’s in it.”
The comments sparked a wave of criticism on social media, with many people pointing out that the ingredients in the vaccines have been extensively studied and are publicly available.
However, Harrelson did have some supporters. Some people argued that his comments were being taken out of context and that he was simply trying to encourage people to do their own research and make informed decisions.
Overall, it was a controversial appearance from Harrelson on “Saturday Night Live” that sparked a lot of debate. While some people praised his bravery for speaking out about his beliefs, others were critical of his statements, arguing that they could potentially spread misinformation about the coronavirus and vaccines.
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