Nicki Minaj's Tweets Inspire Protest Outside the CDC

Nicki Minaj performs at the BET Awards at the Microsoft Theater on Sunday, June 24, 2018, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

Nicki Minaj raised questions about the vaccine and that prompted a lot of attack on her from folks on the left.

Now, she made clear in her tweets that she wasn’t “anti-vaccine” and likely would get it at some point when she went back on the road. But she also made clear that she had questions, wanted to do more “research” and wasn’t going to be bullied over it. As Tucker Carlson said, that’s what set some of these folks off. They were more enraged after she then tweeted Tucker’s comments about her tweets.

Then Minaj said she’d gotten an invite from the White House to talk about her questions that are getting a lot of attention and they suggested her talking with the Surgeon General and/or Dr. Anthony Fauci. But when she tweeted about it, she made it clear she would be pushing them with real questions, including about demonizing people for raising questions. “I’ll ask questions on behalf of the ppl who have been made fun of for simply being human.” She then told her followers if had questions they’d like her to ask, to “leave them in the comments.” “You’ll see it in real-time with full transparency,” she said, indicating that she thought she would be having a live meeting, virtual or otherwise, in which her followers could participate.

But then the White House suggested they’d only offered her a call and hadn’t actually invited her in person. That prompted a response from Minaj who said that she wasn’t lying about it, that others were on the call and heard what they said. Was the White House getting cold feet because she wasn’t vaccinated and was getting attacked by the left? Or were they concerned that they might get real questions about how they have been demonizing the unvaccinated and that might not go over well? It’s not clear if the call will still happen.

Whatever their thoughts, the Biden folks may have just added to the storm around the topic. Because Minaj fans showed up outside the CDC headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia to protest against mandatory vaccinations. Among the things they chanted? “Nicki Minaj told me the truth. Fauci lied to me,” the protesters chanted. They all wore masks and medical gloves.

The bottom line here? The way you deal with questions is not by shutting them down and demonizing people who chose not to be vaccinated. When you do that you give further concern to people who already have concerns. People shouldn’t take medical advice from the government, celebrities, or the media. It should be a private matter between you and your doctor. That basic fact which the Biden admin doesn’t seem to get is why they keep getting this kind of backlash — because they don’t believe in that basic freedom and because they believe in imposing their will on people.