After protesting the vaccinated Foo Fighters live performance, the anti-vaxxers descended on Bruce Springsteen’s Broadway present
After 16 months of shuttered field places of work and darkish levels, Broadway lastly reopened with a Bruce Springsteen live performance on June 26, 2021. What ought to have been a momentous event with the long-lasting singer-songwriter was overshadowed by a bunch of anti-vaxxers who took offense to the truth that the theater required proof of vaccination to attend the present.
Shouting “Stop Segregation” exterior the Broadway theater as if they’re really being oppressed, the anti-vaxxers brought on fairly a scene.
— Chris Jordan (@ChrisFHJordan) June 27, 2021
PIX11 News estimates that 100 individuals crowded the Broadway theater, holding indicators, not carrying masks, and shouting about supposed fascism and segregation as a result of venue’s vaccine mandate.
“We learned in the ‘60s that segregating people isn’t right,” a girl holding a “Bruce Springsteen is for Segregation on Broadway” signal instructed the Ashbury Park Press. Another man with a bullhorn shouted, “Welcome to Nazi Germany.”
#HappeningNow reopening of Broadway with “Springsteen on Broadway”, as celebrities arrive, they’re met with protesters chanting “Stop Segregation” towards vaccine solely entry. pic.twitter.com/twxcZ8KJa4
— Scootercaster (@ScooterCasterNY) June 27, 2021
There was even a girl strolling round with “free jewelry” so you could check to see if you were “magnetic” after getting the vaccine, which is scientifically nonsense, as a result of sure, some anti-vaxxers nonetheless appear to suppose that vaccines **checks notes** makes you magnetic.
All visitors getting into the venue have to be absolutely vaccinated. The solely exception to the vaccine mandate for the Springsteen present was for “children under the age of 16, or those who need reasonable accommodations due to a disability or sincerely held religious belief.” If you fall below both lodging, you could check unfavourable upfront. Unclear how one proves they’ve a “sincerely held religious belief,” however methinks that “the vaccines make you magnetic” isn’t a legitimate perception.
Vanity Fair reviews that Springsteen was unfazed as he carried out for the sold-out crowd of virtually 2000 visitors. Though he did briefly talked about the protestors, saying, “I understand those folks out in the street. It’s scary, scary times filled with confusion.” That’s a complete lot extra empathy than I’d prolong to them, however good for you Bruce.
Just final week, The Foo Fighters kicked off their first full-capacity live performance because the begin of COVID-19, they usually had been additionally met with anti-vaxxers screaming “discrimination” as a result of the band had the gall to solely admit vaccinated visitors.
Based on the signage that retains popping up at these anti-vaccine demonstrations, it seems to be an organized group that appears to stalk live performance venues that require proof you bought your COVID shot.
So are anti-vaxxers going to maintain this up indefinitely, as a result of it appears extraordinarily unlikely that vaccine necessities for entry to live shows are going away anytime quickly?
Also, for the file, you aren’t being oppressed as a result of live performance venues gained’t allow you to see a present with no vaccine. Full cease.