Venom 2 Star Woody Harrelson Under Fire for Pushing Anti-Vax Conspiracies on Live TV

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The anti-vax discourse is without a doubt one of the most sensitive topics in the world and while we're still not completely free from the COVID-19 virus, the subject continues to rile up a lot of folks, and for good reason. Even celebrities have stirred controversy over the last three years for their alleged views on the matter, with Marvel Cinematic Universe star Letitia Wright famously getting dragged for "espousing" her rumored opinions on the set of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.

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Just recently, Shazam! actor Zachary Levi also stirred controversy for his alleged stance on the whole anti-vax movement but would later clarify that he was referring to an entirely different subject.

Now, Venom: Let There Be Carnage star Woody Harrelson is causing a major uproar online for spreading conspiracy theories about COVID-19 vaccines. During his Saturday Night Live monologue (via Rolling Stone), the Carnage actor stated how politicians and pharmaceutical companies which he referred to as "drug cartels" have been conniving all this time, saying: "The biggest drug cartels in the world get together and buy up all the media and all the politicians and force all the people in the world to stay locked in their homes."


Naturally, Harrelson's SNL monologue caused quite a controversy on social media and many were taken aback by his feisty remark. On Twitter, Woody generated mixed reactions, with some fans astonished by the things he said while others found it courageous and admirable.

But for the most part, the actor drew flak for pushing the conspiracy. Check out some of the tweets below:

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As it stands, Harrelson has yet to address the growing backlash on his ballsy statement but we can't help but think that it will have ramifications in his career, with major production companies vocal about their stance against the anti-vax movement.

Meanwhile, Venom 3 is already in development.