As LMFAO’s song “Shots” started playing, hosts Andy Samberg and Sandra Oh brought out people identified as nurses and told the audience to roll up their sleeves for flu shots. (It’s unclear if the shots were real, as one of the people administering them was comedy writer Bowen Yang.)
“You know you wore a sleeveless gown for a reason,” Oh told her fellow actresses.
— Access (@accessonline) January 7, 2019
While health professionals praised the gesture — real or not — on social media, those opposed to vaccinating their children had the opposite reaction.
WTF Golden Globe!
Casual flu shots being tossed around like a half time show & then shaming antivaxxers live!
Nice New World Order desensitization disguised as hip elite envogue bullshit!
— Mackenzie Christy (@transform2407) January 7, 2019
“If you are an anti-vaxxer, just put a napkin on — perhaps over — your head and we will skip you,” Samberg told the Golden Globes crowd.
Heeding his advice to distinguish themselves, anti-vaxxers watching at home started posting selfies with napkins on their heads.
“I will proudly put a napkin on my head. Kids are dying because of these shots! Wake up, America! Can you not see it,” one woman wrote on Facebook, calling the segment “pathetic on so many levels.”
— NtheGlow (@NtheGlow) January 7, 2019
Mockery of those who KNOW the truth. I will proudly put a napkin on my head. Kids are dying because of these shots! Wake…
The Golden Globes reached an all time low tonight. Shows you how desperate they are getting. Well us antivaxxers say…
I would have a napkin on my head… keep your damn flu shot that doesn't work
Golden Globes: you're all getting flu shots!!!!
Golden Globes: if you're a anti-vaxxer put a napkin on your head and we'll skip you.
— Southern Momma (@tracyharms04) January 7, 2019
The anti-vaccination movement is a growing trend among parents in Western countries who refuse to vaccinate their children, though doctors have called the belief “propaganda” and a “regression in modern medicine.” As more parents opt out of vaccinations, outbreaks of measles and other viral illnesses continue to crop up in both the United States and Europe.
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