Ice Cube Quits Jack Black Film Over Vaccine
Twitter is reacting to rapper Ice Cube’s decision to withdraw from Jack Black’s new film “Oh Hell No” due to his refusal to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
On Friday, public figures and Ice Cube fans took to Twitter to express their displeasure with the businessman’s decision to abandon the set entirely due to his refusal of the vaccine.
MSNBC Medical Contributor @EbonyJHilton_MD said, “Let me just remind everyone, including @icecube, that this #Pandemic is not over. We are STILL burying 1,300 people a day. That’s 1 person DYING every 66 secs. They include the young, otherwise healthy. Children at home. It does not have to be this way. #GetVaccinated.”
Bodybuilding superstar @MarcLobliner said, “Wonder why @icecube won’t get the useless Covid vaccine? 1) He’s real and not a sellout b. 2) Remember Tuskegee? The government has a bad history of experimenting on certain cultures. The vax-Nazis are racist b*s.”
Meanwhile, Twitter user @JoeyBla09768382 said, “Oh well, u don’t wanna get Vaccinated than you shouldn’t be around people on a set and you damn sure shouldn’t be making $9M. That was my dude when I was a teen. Listening to his music and The Friday films. I guess it’s true what they say, never meet your heroes. What a disappointment.
Another Twitter user, @thatguyshaq1, stated, “When you’re wealthy, what’s 9M to risking your health and well-being taking a mostly unnecessary vaccine. Majority of the population would be fine from COVID.”
Both actors were reported to be starring in the Kitao Sakurai-directed Sony feature film, which centres on Black’s character falling in love with the mother of Ice Cube’s character, in June 2021 by media outlet Deadline. However, the Hollywood Reporter reports that Ice Cube turned down a $9 million payday after refusing the COVID-19 vaccination.
Sony Pictures declined to comment, as did Ice Cube’s agency WME and a personal representative.
Although Ice Cube has not been particularly vocal about the COVID-19 vaccine, he did lend his voice during the 2020 election, urging voters to thoroughly vet both former President Donald Trump and current President Joe Biden before voting for them on a whim.