Jennifer Aniston is not here for the anti-vaxxers’ baseless arguments. The actress opened up about how much the health crisis has impacted her personal relationships in an interview with InStyle magazine recently, saying she has cut ties with some people who refused to get vaccinated.
“I feel it’s your moral and professional obligation to inform, since we’re not all podded up and being tested every single day,” she told the magazine. “It’s tricky because everyone is entitled to their own opinion — but a lot of opinions don’t feel based in anything except fear or propaganda.”
Now Jen is doubling down on those comments, after critical comments were posted on her social media accounts. Always a class act, the 52-year-old star used the criticism as a teaching moment, rather than roasting the commenters.
Jen has been really outspoken about the importance of wearing masks and getting vaccinated already. But after her InStyle interview came out, we’re seeing just how bold she is ready to be on the issue. For Jen, protecting people from the effects of the health crisis is just too important to overlook.
A fan straight-up called Jen out for her stance on vaccinations. “But if she’s vaccinated she’s protected correct? Why be worried about having unvaxxed people around her?” one Instagram user wrote.
It’s frustrating because the information about the importance of getting vaccinated against COVID is just about everywhere. Getting vaccinated doesn’t stop the virus from spreading or continuing to mutate. It does absolutely help to drastically reduce your risk of being hospitalized from the virus, however.
Jen took the time to write back to the user. “Because if you have the variant, you are still able to give it to me,” she said, referring to breakthrough cases. “I may get slightly sick but I will not be admitted to a hospital and or die,” she continued. “BUT I CAN give it to someone who does not have the vaccine and whose health is compromised (or has a previous existing condition) — and therefore I would put their lives at risk.”