The coronavirus continues to plague the U.S. alongside the rest of the world over a year and a half after the inception of the COVID-19 pandemic back in 2020. While the current COVID-19 vaccines are available to help minimize the spread and effect of the coronavirus, many are still apprehensive about taking it.
Last week Nicki Minaj caught major flak for being one of the millions of Americans who are iffy about getting vaccinated. Minaj’s anecdotal evidence supporting why people should be reluctant to up-and-take the vaccine is a reasoning strategy that nearly 70 million unvaccinated Americans share.
“My cousin in Trinidad won’t get the vaccine cuz his friend got it & became impotent. His testicles became swollen. His friend was weeks away from getting married, now the girl called off the wedding. So just pray on it & make sure you’re comfortable with ur decision, not bullied,” Minaj tweeted.
Not everyone is against taking the vaccine because they fear becoming impotent, however there are some bizarre beliefs that keep people from getting vaccinated—like the COVID-19 is actually a tracking device. Many anti-vaxxers still persist, using conspiracy theories to justify their non-vaccination, hence why Seth McFarlane, creator of the Emmy-winning show Family Guy, has stepped in.
On Tuesday (9/21) McFarlane dropped a Family Guy short explaining how the vaccine works through the point-of-view of Family Guy characters Stewie, Brian and Peter—which are all voiced by McFarlane.
“Watch the new #FamilyGuy Short! Stewie and Brian travel inside Peter’s body to explain how vaccines work.Have questions about the COVID-19 vaccines? Visit http://GetVaccineAnswers.org for the most accurate and timely facts so we can all get back to the moments we love and miss most,” the official Twitter for Family Guy tweeted, encouraging people to get a better understanding of the vaccine before declining.