The 38-year-old American star from Trinidad and Tobago told his nearly 23 million Twitter followers that he has not yet been vaccinated against the coronavirus and is studying vaccinations.
Nicki Minaj went on to tell the story of her cousin who refused to be vaccinated, claiming that one of his friends was impotent and that his testicles had swollen after receiving the injection.
When asked about it at a news conference on Tuesday, England’s medical director Chris Whitty, 55, a leading figure in the fight against COVID-19, immediately denounced the “myths” surrounding vaccines.
“There are a number of myths out there, and some of them are obviously quite ironic,” he said. “Obviously some … scare people. This is one of them.”
In celebration of most people’s disregard for false information, Whitty attacked those who “sell misrepresentations.” “They should be ashamed,” he added.
Less comfortable Johnson, 57, said he was “not as familiar with Nicki Minaj’s work as he should have been.”
Then, the rapper sent a voicemail to the prime minister saying, with a British accent, that she was born in the UK and went to college with Margaret Thatcher. It’s all false.
In response to a question from Nicki Minaj on Wednesday, British Health Secretary Sajid Javid asked celebrities to be careful what they say.
Speaking to Radio Times about “people spreading misinformation,” Javid stressed that it “obviously doesn’t help.”
Addressing the celebrity, he released: “Please don’t do that.” “You’re really hurting people because vaccines save lives and you’re doing the opposite by spreading lies.”