People on the left used to constantly rail against Big Pharma.
But all of that changed with COVID.
Now a Warner Bros. star made liberals gasp when he called Pfizer a “danger.”
Warner Bros. is banking on Shazam! Fury of the Gods to be a smash hit for the studio that has struggled to keep pace with Disney’s Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The first Shazam! film made a strong $366 million with Zachary Levi in the lead role.
But Levi might’ve given the studio a headache when called out Pfizer.
In response to a Twitter survey that asked, “Do you agree or not, that Pfizer is a real danger to the world,” Levi responded, “Hardcore agree.”
Hardcore agree. 😐 https://t.co/goeEf5UQ5s
— Zachary Levi (@ZacharyLevi) January 29, 2023
Levi did not elaborate on the comment, but liberals immediately assumed he was talking about vaccines.
Criticizing Big Pharma has never been a problem in Hollywood.
There have been countless films where a soulless pharmaceutical company was the villain; the Hulu miniseries Dopesick recently won awards for detailing the opioid epidemic that has devastated the country.
But because of the COVID regime and the politicization of vaccines, liberals suddenly became hyper-defensive of Big Pharma.
Being vaccine-hesitant made someone a “Trumper” and a “grandma killer.”
However, multiple celebrities, even those who are clearly on the left, have raised concerns about forcing people to take vaccines as a condition of employment.
Actor Tim Robbins, who is by no means a right-winger, told comedian Russell Brand, “We became aware of the idea that the vaccinated could spread [the virus] and catch it like the unvaccinated…[T]o continue the policy of lockdowns or mandates after that didn’t seem to be following the science. It was following a political agenda. That’s where I really started to have problems with it.”
Meanwhile, Pfizer already admitted that it did not test the vaccine for its ability to stop transmission.
That was the entire sales pitch for forcing everyone to get the jab.
Liberals were quick to denounce Levi for his two-word reply.
One Twitter user said, “For your own sake, please call Mark Ruffalo and beg him to help you understand how celebrities can be outspoken critics of corporate America, Big Pharma, and even Pfizer specifically without playing into antivax propaganda.”
Another commenter pointed out the twisted logic of liberals defending Pfizer, explaining, “The funniest news cycle ever is going to be when Zachary Levi has to clarify that he doesn’t like Pfizer for the correct reasons and not for the incorrect reasons.”
Levi is also an outspoken Christian, so some in Hollywood are probably already squeamish around him.
While during press for his book about his struggles with anxiety and depression, Levi said, “There is nothing to be ashamed of in any of that. We are all children of God, and we are all worthy of being loved on every possible level. I think that’s the biggest thing that Christ was trying to get us all to understand when He was here.”
A Christian who is skeptical of Pfizer is definitely not the poster boy for the film industry.