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Warning: Much profanity ahead.
Rapper/Actor Ice Cube lost out on a $9 million movie deal because he refused to get vaccinated for COVID, and he’s not happy about it. Ironically, the film he was axed from was called, “Oh Hell No.” You can’t make this stuff up.
Mr. Cube (may I call him that?) vented his frustrations on the podcast Million Dollaz Worth of Game:
Ice Cube says he turned down $9 million for a movie over his refusal to get the covid shot. “Fuck that jab and fuck y’all for trying to make me get it,” he said. pic.twitter.com/TtuBocvbh1
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) November 23, 2022
Again, apologies for the profanity, but he says in the above clip:
I turned down a movie because I didn’t want to get the m*****rf**king jab. I turned down $9 million. I didn’t want get the jab. F**k that jab. F**k ya’ll for trying to make me get it.
Variety reports that the showdown occurred last year:
Reports surfaced in Oct. 2021 that Cube was dropped from Sony’s comedy “Oh Hell No,” directed by “Bad Trip” filmmaker Kitao Sakurai and co-starring Jack Black. Producers on the film reportedly requested all cast members be vaccinated in order to participate in the production, which at the time was planning to shoot in Hawaii during the winter.
Unlike some celebrities and athletes who have turned down the vaccination and discussed their decisions in measured tones, Cube holds nothing back as he tells us what transpired:
Later in the interview, Cube clarified that he “didn’t turn down” a movie because of his refusal to get the COVID shot, adding, “Those m****rf**kers didn’t give it to me because I wouldn’t get the shot. I didn’t turn it down. They just wouldn’t give it to me. The covid shot, the jab…I didn’t need it. I didn’t catch that shit at all. Nothing. F**k them. I didn’t need that s**t.”
Whoa. Tell us how you really feel.
Ice Cube isn’t the only one to lose out on millions for refusing the mRNA vaccines—Brooklyn Nets star guard Kyrie Irving lost a reported $11.4 million when he was not allowed to play at his home arena due to his COVID vaccine status. He missed 29 games over his refusal to bend the knee. Meanwhile, thousands of teachers, firefighters, police, health care workers, military personnel and others lost their jobs for declining the shots. While their losses might not be in the millions of dollars, their lives were certainly negatively impacted (understatement of the year).
Interestingly, my colleague Bonchie just published an article showing that more vaccinated people than unvaccinated are dying with COVID right now:
For the first time, a majority of Americans dying from the coronavirus received at least the primary series of the vaccine.
Fifty-eight percent of coronavirus deaths in August were people who were vaccinated or boosted, according to an analysis conducted for The Health 202 by Cynthia Cox, vice president at the Kaiser Family Foundation.
Dr. Fauci is finally gone, thankfully, but took the opportunity at his final press conference Tuesday to continue to call for more and more boosters. The vaccines have quite simply been a failure, and yet there are many in government and industry who continue to act like drug dealers in aggressively hawking the jabs.
Ice Cube might swear a lot, but I’ve sworn a lot during this madness myself.
Here’s the entire episode of the podcast: