Woody Harrelson’s “Saturday Night Live” monologue drew immediate backlash and praise for comments that hinted at government collusion with the media and medical industry to require COVID vaccines.
“So the movie goes like this,” Harrelson, 61, begins. “The biggest drug cartels in the world get together and buy all the media and all the politicians and force all the people in the world to stay locked in their homes. And people can only get out if they take the drugs from cartel and keep taking them over and over again.”
Harrelson set up the bit by joking about a script he was reading in 2019 in Central Park while smoking weed.
He concluded the joke with, “I threw out the script. I mean, who would believe this crazy idea? Being forced to do drugs? I do it willingly all day.”
Twitter CEO Elon Musk was quick to add his thoughts as social media neared meltdown over Harrelson’s routine.
“So grounded. Good job @nbcsnl!” Musk tweeted.
u201c@Jason Sound based. Good job @nbcsnl!u201d
— @jason (@jason) 1677395866
Musk used a bullseye emoji to respond to a post by @KanekoaTheGreat. @KanekoaTheGreat had joked about the media’s apparent hypocrisy in his own response to Harrelson’s joke.
— kanekoa.substack.com (@kanekoa.substack.com) 1677396896
Musk also responded to users @EndWokeness and @ImMeme0 who commented on the media’s instant and negative response to Harrelson suggesting that the media had colluded with the government and medical industry.
“Maybe they don’t realize their propaganda is wrong?” Musk tweeted.
u201c@ImMeme0 @EndWokeness Maybe they don’t realize their propaganda is wrong?u201d
— End the Awakening (@End the Awakening) 1677395078
Rolling Stone came out Sunday morning at 12:37 a.m. with a piece calling Harrelson’s monologue “weird.” In the piece, the author says Harrelson has a “history of strange anti-scientific remarks during the COVID pandemic.”
The outlet tweeted about Harrelson’s joke, saying it was meant to spread “conspiracy theories.”
u201cWoody Harrelson spreads Covid conspiracy theories during SNL monologue: “The biggest drug cartels in the world get together and buy all the media and all the politicians and force all the people in the world to stay she locked herself in her house…” https://t.co/QxCZSxLSvEu201d
— Rolling Stone (@RollingStone) 1677389841
Rolling Stone was joined by multiple left-leaning outlets in panning Harrelson’s monologue. Others include Variety, The Daily Beast, and HuffPost. The tenor of the pieces was negative and classified Harrelson’s jokes as “anti-vax”.
A native Texan and longtime advocate for marijuana decriminalization, Harrelson, 61, played the character of Woody in “Cheers” in 1982. He later starred in many hit films including “Doc Hollywood” , “White Men Can’t Jump,” “Indecent Proposal,” “No Country for Old Men,” and “The Hunger Games.”
Harrelson’s latest film, “Champions,” hits theaters on March 10, Movie Insider reports.
Watch Harrelson’s Saturday Night Live monologue below.
Woody Harrelson monologue – SNLyoutu.be
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