Anthropologists predicted this: relationships being severed due to differing views on vaccines. Jennifer Aniston is among those who have cut some people from their lives.
Celebrities like Jennifer Aniston have a lot of people working closely with them: an assistant (or two), facialists, personal trainers, manicurists, makeup artists…the list goes on.
But as we’ve already seen when it comes to masking and taking Covid-19 seriously, relationships are now being severed over differing views on vaccination.
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Aniston told InStyle that she’s had to cut ties with people who either refuse to get vaccinated or won’t disclose if they have.
“It’s a real shame. 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 said.
“I feel it’s your moral and professional obligation to inform since we’re not all podded up and being tested every single day. 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.”
Private enterprise is largely driving vaccine mandates across the United States if workers want to come back to the office and that includes those that work in entertainment.
Streaming giant Netflix, for one, will require vaccinations for casts of all US products, as well as the individuals who work with them on set.
Navigating the pandemic has been challenging for Hollywood, implementing higher safety measures like mandatory masking and social distancing that comes at a great cost, both financially and time-consuming.
Much of the celebrity community has been sharing their vaccine selfies, in the hopes to encourage others that might be hesitant.
In leu of the rapidly spreading delta variant, Ariana Grande gently reminded her 254 million Instagram followers to get the shot, after saying she was “vaxxed” herself.
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