During a recent interview with the New York Times, actor Woody Harrelson tore into the Covid protocols and Covid commissars. Ostensibly about his acting career and recent films, the interview turned to Covid after Harrelson brought it up and the NYT interviewer latched on.
That comment came when Harrelson was asked “Another thought I had when I was watching “Champions” was that it reminded me so much of the kinds of movies that were all over theaters in the ’90s. Basically, midbudget studio movies like the Farrelly brothers used to make. Some of your peers, guys like Matt Damon have said that those movies, which you all made your bones on, are disappearing because of the way the business has changed. But you never seem to be lacking for good work. So how do you see the movie business as having evolved?”
Replying, Harrelson said “The business obviously changed. Those movies that go into the theaters, people want to see action: Marvel or the Tom Cruise thing. Which doesn’t necessarily bode well for a movie like “Champions,” but I’m hopeful that people go see it. I don’t know. I’ve been lucky. I was glad to do “Carnage” and such, but my heart is more with movies like this and the indies. Now to get an indie done? Especially with all the Covid protocols — which, to me, are rather absurd. I don’t know what’s going to happen.”
Predictably, the NYT interviewer latched onto that, asking “What’s absurd about the Covid protocols?” Harrelson, however, didn’t back down, instead saying:
“The fact that they’re still going on! 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. 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.”
Predictably, the NYT tried to defend the Covid protocols, saying “The one thing I’ll say about that is that a big lesson of the pandemic is that it turns out most of us are pretty bad at rationally assessing risk and at handling one another’s different comfort levels with risk.”
Harrelson wasn’t having it, responding to that by saying “Yeah, anyway, as an anarchist, I don’t do well with mandates.”
Were only more people like him and willing to stand up to the Covid tyrants and insanity, then all the nonsense might have ended long ago!
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