If you thought M.I.A.‘s recent return after a lengthy absence from headlines wouldn’t be accompanied without a bit of controversy, you’re just kidding yourself.
As celebrities get slammed left and right for their pseudo-esoteric thoughts regarding the coronavirus pandemic (like we reported here), the ‘Bad Girls’ beauty thought it a good time to add her name to the list. Taking to Twitter Wednesday (March 25), she launched a series of posts to indicate her stance on vaccination – namely those related to COVID-19.
Needless to say, the rhetoric wasn’t exactly well-received. Look inside to see what we mean:
The now-deleted tweets above incited fury among vaccination supporters, leading M.I.A. to have to respond to commenters individually.
“Yeah in America they made me [vaccinate] my child before the school admission,” she wrote, per Billboard.“It was the hardest thing. To not have choice over this as a mother. I never wanna feel that again. He was so sick for 3 weeks then Docs had to pump him with antibiotics to reduce the fever from 3 vaxins.”
Elaborating on the above, she said:
“As an adult you have choice! By then you’ve built your immune system. You have a choice as an ‘adult’ wishing you all good health. Most of science is in bed with business. Business is in bed with banks, banks are in bed with tech, techs in bed with us, we re in bed with corona. Corona is in bed with science. So on…”
See other notable responses below:
The backlash led M.I.A. to post the following: