In a recent interview, Jennifer Aniston has shared that she’s lost friends over their anti-vaccine status.
The Friends actress told InStyle Magazine about her fears and concerns over having people in her life who won’t “listen to the facts”.
She said: “There’s still a large group of people who are anti-vaxxers or just don’t listen to the facts. It’s a real shame.”
The actress continued: “I’ve just lost a few people in my weekly routine who have refused or not disclose and it was unfortunate.
“I feel it’s your moral and personal obligation to inform, since we’re not all podded up and being tested every single day.
“It’s tricky because everyone is entitled to their own opinion – but a lot of opinions don’t feel based in anything except fear or propaganda.”
This isn’t the first time Jennifer Aniston has spoken about the importance of public health during the pandemic.
Last June, she appealed to people to do what they can to save lives on Instagram.
She wrote: “I understand masks are inconvenient and uncomfortable. But don’t you feel that it’s worse that businesses are shutting down, jobs are being lost, healthcare workers are hitting absolute exhaustion. And so many lives are being taken by this virus because we aren’t doing enough.
The star continued: “There are many people in our country refusing to take the necessary steps to flatten the curve, and keep each other safe.
“People seem worried about their ‘rights being taken away’ by being asked to wear a mask. This simple and effective recommendation is being politicized at the expense of people’s lives. And it really shouldn’t be a debate.”
She signed off by encouraging those who “care about human life” to wear a mask, and to encourage others to do the same.