“Yellowstone” actor Forrie J. Smith has taken a stand and won’t be attending the Screen Actors Guild Awards due to its vaccine requirements.
“I want to apologize to y’all for not being at the Screen Actors Guild Awards,” Smith noted in a video that Deadline said was posted to his Instagram account, but now appears to have been taken down. “I mean no offense to anyone. I’m not vaccinated, and it’s a requirement to be vaccinated” to be at the ceremony.
He added, “You have to be vaccinated with a booster shot and a negative COVID test within 48 hours, gotta wear a K-95624350 whatever kinda mask, and I’m not vaccinated. I will not get vaccinated. I haven’t been vaccinated since I was a little kid. I don’t vaccinate my dogs, I don’t vaccinate my horses. I’ve never had a flu shot. I never will. I believe they compromise your immunities … Man, I’m sorry. I was sure lookin’ forward to walkin’ down the red carpet with my big, black American hat and Justin Boots and representin’ my culture and heritage, but I’m not gonna be able to do that. … But it’s no offense to anybody, anything. It’s just my beliefs. … I just don’t believe in that stuff … Whatever.”