Why Offset Says He Won't Take The COVID-19 Vaccine

By Hayden Brooks

December 14, 2020

Offset does not have an interest in getting vaccinated for COVID-19.

While the first batch of vaccines is steadily rolling out this week, the Migos rapper says he's not planning on getting it. "I don't trust it though," he told TMZ on Saturday (December 12) while in Beverly Hills. "I just don’t want to be the test dummy."

Offset went on to reference a viral photo of people with facial paralysis, a potential side effect of the Pfizer vaccine. However, the photo is actually not from the current vaccine trial. Even though former President Barack Obama, along with George W. Bush and Bill Clinton, said they would get vaccinated on-camera, the rapper is still not convinced, admitting that he would receive better treatment because of his celebrity stature. "People don't got what I got, they don't have the opportunity, so it ain’t fair," he continued. "People dying from that sh*t."

Back in April, Offset revealed via social media that his uncle died of COVID-19. "Smfh this corona sh*t done killed my great uncle. Rip uncle Jerry damn man,” he told his followers. In a follow-up story, the star asked followers to "pray for [his] family" amid the tragedy.

While coronavirus has hit the Black community, with more than 48,000 deaths, it’s been reported that African Americans are "less inclined" to take the vaccine compared to others, per the latest Pew Research Survey. Elsewhere in the survey, it was revealed that 63 percent of Latin Americans, 61 percent of white adults and 83 percent of Asian Americas were willing to try out the vaccine.

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