Yellowstone actor Forry J. Smith has announced that he won’t be attending the SAG Awards next week because he doesn’t believe in vaccines.
Smith, 62, who starred in the hit Paramount Television drama, has told his fans that he won’t be walking the red carpet at the upcoming SAG Awards due to his anti-vaccine beliefs.
Anyone attending the LA Awards on Feb. 27 should have received a full COVID vaccine, as well as a booster and a negative COVID test. Safety-obsessed bosses say attendees must wear N95, KN95 or KF94 masks throughout the event unless they are eating, drinking, receiving an award or posing for photographs on the red carpet.
“I want to apologize to you for not being at the Screen Actors Guild Awards,” Smith said in a video posted to his Instagram account. – I don’t hate anyone. I am not vaccinated, and vaccination is required.
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Yellowstone star Forry J. Smith (pictured) announced that he would not be walking the red carpet at the upcoming SAG Awards due to his anti-vaccine beliefs.
Smith (pictured) plays Lloyd Pierce, a senior worker at Dutton’s ranch, in the hit drama alongside co-stars Kevin Costner and Kelly Reilly.
“I am not vaccinated and will not be vaccinated,” Smith added. “I have not been vaccinated since I was a small child. I don’t vaccinate my dogs, I don’t vaccinate my horses. I have never had a flu shot. I will never be. I believe they undermine your immunity.
He said he was sorry he couldn’t go and that he was looking forward to presenting his culture, but he wouldn’t budge.
Virus experts have previously disputed claims identical to Smith’s and say vaccines have proven safe and effective in preventing serious cases of COVID, as well as deaths that could be caused by the virus.
The 28th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will require entrants to show proof of vaccination, booster shots, and a negative PCR test result for Covid-19.
The cast of Yellowstone (pictured) are nominated in the highest ensemble category in a television drama along with Legacy, The Squid Game, The Morning Show and The Handmaid’s Tale.
– It doesn’t offend anyone. These are just my beliefs. I just don’t believe in these things. It doesn’t matter what he said. “Thank you all, you still enjoy watching the show, and maybe next year.”
Smith, who worked as a full-time cowboy before he rose to fame as an actor, plays Lloyd Pierce, a senior worker at Dutton’s ranch, in the hit drama alongside co-stars Kevin Costner and Kelly Reilly.
The show was a big hit for the Paramount Network, with the season 4 finale reaching 9.3 million viewers.
It has been largely shunned by critics in favor of more stylish shows such as Legacies, prompting claims that the drama was ignored for not waking up enough.
Its locations and studio shots are filmed entirely in Montana. The state does not have a vaccination mandate forcing employers to force workers to get vaccinated, and it is not clear if any safety protocols are in place to ensure the safety of cast and crew during filming.
The cast was nominated in the highest ensemble category in a television drama along with Legacy, Squid Game, The Morning Show, and The Handmaid’s Tale.
Last weekend at the Super Bowl, California’s mask-wearing law was brazenly ignored as Hollywood superstars, who had been vocal in their support for the face mask policy, chose to ignore it in the stadium.
Under current California regulations, face masks must be worn indoors in public places, such as the private box at the Super Bowl.
In addition, masks are encouraged to be worn in high-risk outdoor situations, such as in front of 70,000 spectators at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles.
However, celebrities including Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez, Matt Damon and Charlize Theron, Sean Penn and Kendall Jenner have been spotted without masks.
The Weeknd, Gordon Ramsay, Doja Cat, Andy Garcia and Ellen DeGeneres were seen without masks.
Many social media users pointed out that children in California are still being forced to wear masks in the classroom.