Woody Harrelson, an acclaimed actor known for his versatile roles, recently hosted Saturday Night Live and gave an opening monologue that generated both controversy and applause.
During his speech, Harrelson spoke about a script that featured drug cartels uniting to control the media and politicians, forcing people to stay locked up in their homes unless they took drugs from the cartel indefinitely.
He was referencing the pandemic lockdowns and mandatory vaccinations implemented by the Biden administration. Harrelson’s remarks earned him respect from the general public, particularly the poor and middle class who were most affected by the lockdowns and rules.
However, Harrelson’s comments did not sit well with some on the left, who accused him of spreading dangerous and untrue ideas. Despite the backlash, Harrelson continued to speak his mind, discussing the negative effects of fame on a person’s ego and the importance of staying grounded.
“In every aspect that my ego has grown outsized, I admonish myself,” Harrelson said.
“Even into my 20s, I was the most loving person. I had such kindness. And then once fame came along, that started f—ing with those good attributes.”
Harrelson also expressed his views on the lockdowns, vaccines, and pandemic, arguing that nobody should be forced to take a test, wear a mask, or get vaccinated. He believed that such measures were unfair to crews and that individuals should have the right to make their own decisions regarding their health.
“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,” Harrelson told the magazine. “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?”