COVID-19 deniers have been endemic in the pandemic.
And regardless of all of the social distancing, masks, plexiglass and shields, celebrities are usually not past their attain.
Witness Ice-T’s latest tangles with two deniers after he shared a viral video of a lady refusing to put on a masks at a financial institution in Englewood.
“I am a scientist,” the girl stated in the Black Friday encounter. “There is no corona!”
“Oh sh-t,” Ice-T tweeted, sharing the video Sunday. “This Karen is a Scientist! In her mind…”
“You crazy ice t,” @breadheadflow replied. “Scientists and doctors been saying truth and social media deleted (their) information , there is no virus , how dumb can you just base your info on one side.”
The 62-year-old rapper, actor and singer was prepared with a reply to shut down the nonsense.
“I have 6 DEAD close friends from this Virus,” Ice-T replied. “You need to shut the F— up…”
“But what kind of underlying issues did they have?” tweeted @paqaboll721, echoing one other widespread chorus of COVID-19 deniers.
“YOUR underlying issue is being a Dumbf—,” Ice replied. “That can get you dead too…”
He adopted up these replies with one other private connection to the devastating results of COVID-19.
“My father-in-law ‘Coco’s dad’ was a serious ‘No Masker,’” he tweeted. “COVID hit him. Pneumonia in both lungs.. 40 days in ICU close to death.. Now he’s on Oxygen indefinitely. Ohhh he’s a Believer now.. #COVIDisNotAGame.”
Ice-T, a gangsta rap pioneer born Tracy Marrow, has performed police sergeant Odafin Tutuola on “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” since 2000. He married mannequin Coco Austin in 2005. Her father, Steve Austin, battled COVID-19 over the summer time.
Ice-T shared a photograph of Steve sporting an oxygen masks.
Coco, 41, who lives with Ice and their daughter Chanel, 5, in Edgewater, has been updating her followers on social media about her father’s situation, thanking followers for his or her prayers.
“My dad made it back home!” she posted on Instagram in August. “He is covid free but is still dealing with damaged lungs that covid leaves behind.. He is bound to an oxygen machine till who knows when but is very lucky.”
Coco shared pictures displaying her household, together with herself and Chanel, along with her dad.
“He said being in the hospital for a month was like jail,” she continued. “No windows No visitors and laying in one spot and not being able to walk around was getting to him.. He also adds you could hear people moan in pain during the night and some people (weren’t) making it ..So sad. He lost 30 pounds in this time period so my job is to plump him back up so he gains his natural muscle back and is back healthy LOL.. it just feels great to see him in good spirits again..this whole thing has been so stressful.”
In July, she posted pictures and video of her father from his hospital mattress in Arizona. She stated that Steve, 63, a “healthy buff guy with absolutely no underlying conditions,” began displaying signs on Father’s Day and was admitted to the intensive care unit the identical week with respiratory issues.
“I like to tell his story because my dad, (amongst) many others, thought Covid was a conspiracy and he was a non believer and never wore a mask,” Coco stated.
As Ice stated, Steve ended up with COVID-19-related pneumonia in each lungs. In addition to oxygen, he obtained plasma remedies and tocilizumab, an immunosuppressant used to deal with rheumatoid arthritis, however then his lung began to collapse.
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