“Zombieland” star Woody Harrelson drew liberal scorn for cracking a joke about pandemic measures and vaccines on “Saturday Night Live,” just as the U.S. Energy Department concluded that COVID-19 leaked from a Chinese lab.
Harrelson, who took his fifth turn hosting “SNL,” opened his monologue by noting that while the country was “divided,” he loves everybody because he’s a self-described “redneck hippie.”
“The red in me thinks you should be allowed to own guns,” he began. “The blue in me thinks squirt guns.”
“So I’m red and blue, which makes purple,” the centrist celebrity stated. “I’m purple.”
He further defined himself as an “anarchist, Marxist, ethical hedonist, discriminatory empath, epistemological deconstructionist, and Texan.”
Harrelson explained that after his last gig hosting the show in late 2019, he read the “craziest” script, which compared big pharma to drug cartels.
“So the movie goes like this,” he detailed. “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.”
“And people can only come out if they take the cartel’s drugs and keep taking them over and over.”
“I threw the script away,’ Harrelson cracked.
“I mean, who was going to believe that crazy idea? Being forced to do drugs? I do that voluntarily all day.”
This isn’t the first time Harrelson called out pharmaceutical companies, or the government.
Harrelson blazed up with Bill Maher on his “Club Random” podcast last September, and questioned why Americans would trust their health in the hands of “Big Pharma and Big Government.”
“Most Americans would not normally trust the government with helping them, you know. Like what does the government actually do to help you?” The “True Detective” star pondered.
“They help the big corporations industry, all the people that got you know, got those people in the Congress or to become president. Those people all got to get taken care of.”
Harrelson was surprised when Maher said polls at the time indicated Americans had very little trust in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention post the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Okay, so here’s the CDC promoting that we have to do all of these things, right?” he said.
“I just, I don’t like profiteering in war, you know, think of the billions of dollars that have gone to Big Pharma, but I was getting back to my original point,” Harrelson continued.
“The last people I would trust with my health is Big Pharma and Big Government because neither one of those strike me as caring entities.”
Woke Twitter was incensed that Harrelson dedicated his “SNL” monologue to going after pharmaceutical companies and government officials.
“What on earth was this antivax nonsense,” someone questioned. “It’s called truth,” said a replier.
“My favorite part was when nobody laughed at his vaccine joke,” someone noted.
“I guess they didn’t hit the applause light for that punchline,” another added. “Imagine that.”
“Judging by the comments, a ‘lack of humor’ must be an unexpected side effect of the jab,” on person dryly remarked.
Liberal Twitter users weren’t the only ones freaking out, mainstream media released a slew of headlines calling Harrelson’s opener an “anti-vax conspiracy.”
“Woody Harrelson Spews Anti-Vax Conspiracies in Rambling ‘SNL’ Monologue,” read a headline from the Daily Beast.
“It was Woody Harrelson’s fifth time hosting Saturday Night Live this week, a distinction that often comes with a star-studded induction into the coveted Five-Timers Club,” the article’s writer Matt Wilstein criticized.
“Instead, the actor used his time on stage to ramble incoherently for several minutes until ultimately delivering a not-so-coded anti-COVID vaccine message to the millions of viewers at home.”
The “Hunger Games” star’s jabs at the government and media proved accurate on Sunday.
The Washington Post‘s new report revealed that the U.S. Department of Energy concluded that the pandemic originated from an accidental Chinese lab leak.
The theory that the Wuhan Institute of Virology was responsible for COVID-19 was largely dismissed as a conspiracy theory by Democrat politicians and the media.
After the news of the DOE bombshell, Republican lawmakers called out liberal lawmakers and news outlets for censorship, and have demanded accountability.
“The elites and academics owe everyone who had legitimate questions and concerns about the origins of COVID an apology,” Rep Ken Buck (R-CO) posted on Sunday.
“The American people deserve to see all the information concerning the Chinese lab leak and the origins of COVID. This won’t be forgotten.”
“So the government caught up to what Real America knew all along,” added Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH).
“August 9, 2021, I said the FDA should NOT approve covid vaccines and that covid vaccines do NOT reduce the spread of covid and neither do masks,” wrote Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA).
“This tweet got me permanently banned on Twitter. They knew this all along and forced vaccines & masks anyways. They belong in jail.”
“Big Tech censored information indicating COVID resulted from a lab leak,” Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel shared.
“Now, Biden’s own Energy Department is saying that’s the most likely cause. We need accountability – for both the Chinese Communist Party and Big Tech.”