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Woody Harrelson Bashes Hollywood’s COVID Protocols, “That’s Not a Free Country”


In an interview with The New York Times, Woody Harrelson criticized Hollywood’s insane COVID-19 protocols that still exist on film sets.

Harrelson called protocols, such as forced masking, testing, and injections, “absurd.”

“What’s absurd about the COVID protocols?” The New York Times asked Harrelson.

“The fact that they’re still going on!” he responded.

“I don’t think that anybody should have the right to demand that you’re forced to do the testing, forced to wear the mask and forced to get vaccinated three years on. I’m just like, let’s be done with this nonsense. It’s not fair to the crews. I don’t have to wear the mask. Why should they? Why should they have to be vaccinated? How’s that not up to the individual? I shouldn’t be talking about this [expletive],” Harrelson explained.

Harrelson’s comments follow his SNL monologue that criticized the COVID-19 narrative and called the pharmaceutical companies “drug cartels.”

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Variety shared further comments from Harrelson during his interview with The New York Times:

“It makes me angry for the crew,” Harrelson continued. “The anarchist part of me, I don’t feel that we should have forced testing, forced masking and forced vaccination. That’s not a free country. Really I’m talking about the crew. Because I can get out of wearing a mask. I can test less. I’m not in the same position they’re in, but it’s wrong. It’s three years. Stop.

“As an anarchist, I don’t do well with mandates,” he concluded.

Harrelson’s New York Times interview published shortly before his stint hosting “Saturday Night Live” on Feb. 25. The actor generated controversy for his opening monologue, which built to a polarizing COVID conspiracy joke. Harrelson spent the majority of his monologue touting the “craziest script” he ever read.

Harrelson made the comments to The New York Times while promoting his new movie "Champions," where he plays a disgraced minor-league-basketball coach who leads a community-center team of players with intellectual disabilities.

If you missed Harrelson's SNL monologue, check it out below:




Actor Woody Harrelson hosted Saturday Night Live and obliterated the COVID-19 narrative during his opening monologue.

Harrelson referred to the pharmaceutical companies as drug cartels who buy off the media and politicians.

“So the movie goes like this,” Harrelson said.

“The biggest drug cartels in the world get together and buy up all the media and all the politicians and force all the people in the world to stay locked in their homes, and people can only come out if they take the cartel’s drugs and keep taking them over and over,” Harrelson elaborated.

“I threw the script away. I mean who’s gonna believe that crazy idea.”


It’s crazy but 100% true.

Harrelson described the insane COVID-19 narrative that played out in real life the past three years.

The pharmaceutical companies are the world’s biggest drug cartels.

Big Pharma bought off the media and politicians to lock people in their homes until they take their product over and over.

Hilariously, the Pharma-owned media attacked Harrelson and SNL for spreading anti-vaxx conspiracy theories.

However, others thought Harrelson’s monologue was brilliant.

So based. Nice work @nbcsnl!” Elon Musk tweeted.

Fox News wrote:

Harrelson then joked: “I threw the script away. I mean, who was going to believe that crazy idea? Being forced to do drugs? I do that voluntarily all day.”

The comments were widely covered by media outlets, who called them “anti-vax” or “vax conspiracies.”

Several people on social media continued the conversation — with many people agreeing with the actor — then Musk chimed in.

“So based. Nice work,” Musk responded.

In another tweet, Musk suggested the comments were spot on and reflective of life in the U.S. over the last few years.

When one Twitter user warned for people to “get ready for the meltdowns,” Musk said: “Maybe they [media outlets] don’t realize that their propaganda is wrong?”

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Elon Musk tweeted last week that the COVID-19 response was a scam.

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Watch Woody Harrelson’s full monologue:


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