Jennifer Aniston blasts backlash over choice to cut non-vaccinated people out of her life
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Jennifer Aniston has explained the reason behind her views on anti-vaxxers on social media last night after backlash was aimed at the Friends star. The American actress clarified the comments she had made during a magazine interview, which sparked confusion from fans.
The 52-year-old revealed that she had cut people out of her life who had “refused” to get vaccinated against COVID-19, or would not disclose if they’d had the jab.
She shared her thoughts on the matter after posting a query from a social media user on Instagram.
“But if she’s vaccinated she’s protected correct?
“Why be worried about unvaxxed around her?”(sic) the post read.
Underneath, The Morning Show star explained her thought process.
“Because if you have the variant, you are still able to give it to me. I may get slightly sick but I will not be admitted to a hospital or die.
“BUT I CAN give it to someone else who does not have the vaccine and whose health is compromised (or had a previous existing condition) – and therefore I would put their lives at risk.
“THAT is why I worry.
“We have to care about more than just ourselves here,” she wrote, in view of her 37.7 million followers.
It comes after the Friends actress told InStyle magazine that she had cut people out of her life because they would not disclose if they had been vaccinated.
She told the publication: “[There’s] still a large group of people who are anti-vaxxers or just don’t listen to the facts. It’s a real shame.”
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“I’ve just lost a few people in my weekly routine who have refused or did not disclose [whether or not they had been vaccinated], and it was unfortunate,” she added.
Jennifer herself is fully vaccinated, sharing her delight on the picture-sharing site back in May.
At the time, she said it was a “privilege” to have access to the vaccine in America.
Alongside a picture of herself, she wrote: “Fully vaccinated and it feels soooo good.
“We are extremely lucky and privileged to have access to Covid-19 vaccines in the U.S. right now. Unfortunately, that’s not the case everywhere… and as we know, the health of one of us affects all of us.
“Thinking about those who do not or will not have the opportunity to get vaccinated and hug their friends and family.”
She then added a link in her bio offering ways to help those in need during the crisis.
Earlier this week, Jennifer showcased a new set of Friends merchandise and shared that she will donate half of her proceeds to an organisation offering help to those affected by Covid.
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