Actor Rainn Wilson, who played the character of Dwight Schrute on the popular TV program “The Office,” has faced pushback from some on social media after saying that those who have not been vaccinated seem to be the most angry that the government has not put a stop to COVID-19.
“People who refuse to get vaccinated seem to be the angriest that the government hasn’t ‘fixed’ or ‘stopped’ the virus by now. Please explain,” Wilson tweeted on Friday.
Some of the people responding to Wilson said that they take issue with government mandates.
“This… isn’t just untrue, it’s (purposefully?) misrepresents the argument coming from folks,” radio host Jason Rantz tweeted. “To 99% of the people pushing back, this is about MANDATES and nothing more. The same is true for the demonstrations in Europe.”
— Jason Rantz on KTTH Radio (@Jason Rantz on KTTH Radio)
“Wrong. We’re pissed about government overreach, Champ,” another person tweeted.
“I’m not angry at the government because it hasn’t stopped Covid,” another response said. “The government cannot stop Covid & I don’t expect them to. I’m pissed with the government for trampling people’s rights for almost 2 years.”
“Just want to live my life normally. Nothing is going to fix a virus. We just have to learn to live with it. If you’re vaxxed, fine. If you’re not vaxxed, fine,” someone else wrote.
“I just want the government to leave me and my family alone,” another person noted.
“It’s actually the vaxxed that are the angriest. The non-vaxxed just want to be left alone,” another tweet said.
Another person tweeted that, “the only angry ones are vaxxed screaming that the unvaxxed should be removed from the civil society.”
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 63.8% of the U.S. population consisting of people ages 5 and above has been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, while 75.6% of that demographic has received at least one dose.
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