The barbs are not with it as rapper Nicki Minaj is under heat for a series of tweets.
According to CNN, “Trinidadian born Minaj sparked an international furor when she alleged on Twitter that her cousin in Trinidad refuses to get a vaccine because his friend became impotent after being vaccinated.
HIs testicles became swollen, His friend was weeks away from getting married , now the girl called off the wedding,’ Minaj, who has 22.6 million Twitter followers , said on Monday.
The comments triggered an international backlash with senior US and British coronavirus officials condemning the claims.”
Trinidad and Tobago Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh on Wednesday criticized the false claim.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s leading infectious disease expert got in on the misinformation and too has debunked the claims.
According to MSNBC “There’s no evidence that it happens, nor is there any mechanistic reason to imagine that it would happen,” he said. “So the answer to your question is no.”
Fauci dismissed the claim as false when asked about it during an interview Tuesday on CNN.
Fauci went on to talk about the dangers of vaccine misinformation.
“There’s a lot of misinformation, mostly on social media, and the only way we know to counter mis and disinformation is to provide a lot of correct information,” he said. “And to essentially debunk these kinds of claims, which may be innocent on her part. I’m not blaming her for anything but she should be thinking twice about propagating information that really has no basis.”
Minaj herself wasn’t seen at this years VMAs or Met Gala due to her having covid.
What are your thoughts?
Should celebrities be weary of spreading false allegations with such a dominate platform they have?