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Sometimes, society needs to say the wrong thing at the right time. This week, that’s the thing Nicki Minaj tweeted about her cousin’s friend ball.
Let’s back up. On Monday, some of the most fashionable people in the world were taken to the Met Gala in New York City, the rapper said. Tweeted The following: “They want you to get vaccinated for Met. If I get vaccinated it won’t [be] For the mat. One would think I have done enough research. I’m working on it now. Already my love, stay safe. Wear a mask with 2 strings that grip your head and face. Not so loose. “Okay. For the more than 22 million followers, the vaccine hesitation was not ideal, but at least Minaj was encouraging wearing masks.
Shortly after that, though, L Tweets Which will dominate the internet for many days. “My cousin in Trinidad will not get vaccinated because he got a friend and became impotent. Her tesitcles swelled. Her friend was a few weeks away from getting married, now the girl has stopped getting married. So just pray for it and make sure you are comfortable with your decision, don’t be raped. “Oh boy, where do I start?” Minaj’s cousin’s friend seems to have been sexually transmitted, aside from the fact that it was a comment that spread like a good STI.
First comes the reactions to Minaj’s mention. If you still don’t know how to play the Covid debate, here’s the TLDR: Most people are hopeful to explain that vaccines have no effect on fertility and people should, you know, get them and still jump on the bandwagon. “Thanks to Minaj for supporting.”Freedom“And trying to claim that governments are providing vaccines somehow insists.
Then it went to the next level. Late at night the hosts started bringing Jab. Fox News’ Takar Carlson defended Minaj’s tweet, saying, “Our media and public health officials didn’t like it. [it] Because they rape people in their lives. The White House offered to contact Minaj to talk to doctors about her concerns. Anthony Fawcett, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, denied the claim of infertility from this tweet in a CNN interview. If all this is not enough, Trinidad and Tobago Health Minister Terrence Deyalasingh, where Minaj’s cousin lives, explained at a news conference on Wednesday that his department had spent much of the day investigating Minaj’s claims. No, and in Trinidad he found no evidence of such an incident. “Unfortunately we wasted so much time behind this false claim yesterday,” he said.
In fact, of all the shennigans that happened around Minaj’s tweet, it’s a waste of time that seems like the biggest loss. Yes, I’m probably wasting more time with this column, but listen to me, for another minute. The problem here is not that Carlson claims that Minaj is skeptical of the vaccine. In fact, no one is saying that people are not free to make their own decisions. What they are saying is that these decisions affect the health of others. What they are saying is that we live in a hyper-connected time when all the information in the world is a keystroke away, and when someone says they want to do their own research and then gives an anecdote as a protest about a person’s friend’s testicles, this is actual research. No. It’s heard. This would be different if Minaj gave his speech about the Met Gala and then joined a report or peer-review study. On the internet, “just asking questions” rationalization is not bad because suspicion is bad. Of course not. This is bad because the answers to these questions are already there. This is not to silence Nicki Minaj; She would hope he would listen.
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