(Big League Politics) – Legendary basketball star Shaquille O’Neal has come out against mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations.
He made the comments during a recent episode of his podcast, “The Big Podcast with Shaq.” Shaq Diesel made it clear that although he is not against vaccinations in general, he supports the freedom of choice.
“I encourage everybody to be safe and take care of your family, I do,” Shaq said.
“But it’s just, people don’t want to take it, and you shouldn’t be forced to take something you don’t want,” he added.
Shaq sparred with Entertainment Tonight co-host Nischelle Turner on his podcast over a recent case in which nurses were arrested in New York for allegedly making $1.5 million selling fake vaccine cards.
“Don’t send them to jail!” Shaq exclaimed to Turner.
“Say Nischelle, your sound guy at ‘ET’ been working there 10 years. That [job is] all you know,” Shaq added, trying to reason with Turner.
“Let’s just say ‘ET’ puts out a new policy: If you don’t get the vaccination, you’re going to lose your job,” O’Neal continued, believing that forcing people to go “against [their] morals” by forcibly getting vaccinated is wrong.
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Big League Politics has reported on how vaccine passports are being implemented across the country to enforce mandatory compliance:
“The so-called “Excelsior Pass,” which provides proof of COVID-19 vaccination or negative test results, is coming very soon to New York.
The Excelsior Pass Wallet app will “store Passes on a mobile device for easy access at any time,” according to the Pass website hosted on NY.gov. Printing a Pass is also an option.
A Friday news release explains that the Excelsior Pass will be similar to a mobile airline boarding pass.
“Each Pass will have a secure QR code, which participating businesses and venues can scan using a companion app to verify proof of COVID-19 negative test results or proof of vaccination. An individual’s data is kept secure and confidential at all times,” the news release says.
Venues like Madison Square Garden in New York City will begin using the app within the next couple or few days. Smaller “arts, entertainment, and event” venues will also start using it on Friday, April 2, according to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office.
The app will not display health information when scanned. It will only display a green checkmark if the person has received a vaccine or negative COVID test—or a red “x” if not. All health information will be encrypted with blockchain technology to ensure security.
This only represents the beginning. It would not come as shock if such “passports” became available in many other states and were implemented by numerous hospital networks, airlines, sports arenas and stadiums, and so on.“
Shaq-Fu is one of the few celebrities who haven’t completely sold their soul to Satan due to COVID-19 hysteria. He should be applauded for speaking truth to power.