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Minaj Backlash Is A Reminder To Follow The Science

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The backlash that Nicki Minaj has received over her tweeted comments for her stance on getting the COVID-19 vaccine, should be a lesson to us all: Follow the science.

The rapper has been the brunt of jokes lately because she tweeted that she wasn’t getting vaccinated simply to attend the recent Met Gala.

This frustrated many people seeing as there has been extensive research done to conduct that the vaccine is safe to administer. Many feel as if her “research” is pointless considering she isn’t a doctor or scientist.

Minaj also tweeted to her over 22 million followers about the friend of a cousin who had a negative reaction from haven gotten the vaccine. The rapper was not able to provide any proof to support her statement, and because of that she has be attacked and ridiculed.

There were people in her comments saying that her tweet should be reported for false information. Minaj stated the reason why “she” hasn’t been vaccinated yet. She also never said that she wouldn’t get vaccinated. It appears that she will get the vaccine whenever she feels more comfortable.

Regardless of what people on social media are saying, it’s important to be vaccinated. Being vaccinated will protect not just you, but also those that you come in contact with.

According to the CDC, “COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective” for everyone 12 years of age and older.  Scientists have done extensive research. If you’re able to be vaccinated, get the vaccine. By getting vaxed, you’re helping yourself and helping everyone else get a small step closer to a sense of normalcy again.


By Cierra Lemott, Sophomore, Columbia College Chicago

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Written by Cierra Lemott

I'm a professional procrastinator and my hobbies include sleeping, eating, and Netflix binging.

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