Actor Morgan Freeman advised those who trust him to be vaccinated against COVID-19 because he believes in science.
“I’m not a doctor, but I trust science,” Freeman said in a public service announcement he cut for Creative Coalition, a nonprofit arts advocacy group. “And I’m told that, for some reason, people trust me.”
“So here I am to say, I trust science and I got the vaccine,” he continued. “If you trust me, you’ll get the vaccine. In math, it’s called the distributive property. In people, it’s called taking care of one another. Get the vaccine. Help make our world a safe place for us to enjoy ourselves again. Please?”
The Academy Award- and Golden Globe-winning actor, who twice played God in “Bruce Almighty” and “Evan Almighty,” has lent his rich, authoritative baritone to many documentaries and specials.
Freeman also narrated ads for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign in 2016. As The Daily Wire reported:
An ad released today by the Hillary Clinton campaign – the second narrated by Morgan Freeman – lists off the names of faux black martyrs exploited by the left via the Black Lives Matter movement to portray America as a deeply racist society hostile towards them.
With a somber piano melody sounding as if extracted from a mournful movie portraying the Holocaust, Clinton’s voice is processed to sound echoing and distant as she reads the names Trayvon Martin, Dontre Hamilton, and Sandra Bland.
Freeman joins the long list of public figures who have advocated for their followers to receive one of the new COVID-19 vaccines, such as Sir Ian McKellen, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Steve Martin, Samuel L. Jackson, and Martha Stewart. Singer Dolly Parton changed the words of her hit song “Joline” to “vaccine” to promote them to her many fans. Singer Bette Midler told Jimmy Kimmel that she would be having “tons of anonymous sex” after her two-week wait for the vaccine.
In addition to many of the leading figures in the entertainment industry, many politicians have led the charge to get the shots. President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden received their second doses in January.
“Folks, I just received the second dose of my COVID-19 vaccine — and just like the first dose, it was safe, quick, and painless,” said Biden. “I urge everyone to get vaccinated once it’s your turn. Because only together can we save lives and beat this virus.”
Folks, I just received the second dose of my COVID-19 vaccine — and just like the first dose, it was safe, quick, and painless.
I urge everyone to get vaccinated once it’s your turn. Because only together can we save lives and beat this virus. pic.twitter.com/w1m8gEh2iL
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) January 11, 2021
Vice President Kamala Harris and second gentleman Doug Emhoff were vaccinated in December.
“On the frontlines of this fight are nurses like Patricia who administered my vaccine yesterday,” Harris tweeted. “As the daughter of immigrants from Guyana, Patricia has been working tirelessly to protect and save lives. To Patricia and all the nurses battling this pandemic—thank you.”
On the frontlines of this fight are nurses like Patricia who administered my vaccine yesterday. As the daughter of immigrants from Guyana, Patricia has been working tirelessly to protect and save lives.
To Patricia and all the nurses battling this pandemic—thank you. pic.twitter.com/xFmCWI3jRs
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) December 30, 2020