Actor Emilio Estevez is reportedly leaving “The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers” over Disney’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate.
“Disney Television Studios’ ABC Signature, which produces the hockey-themed sequel series, made the decision not to pick up Estevez’s option for Season 2 after weeks of back and forth with him over the show’s Covid vaccination requirement,” according to Deadline.
Estevez served as both an actor and as an executive producer of the show on Disney Plus. The Disney requirement includes a required vaccination policy for cast and crew for season 2. It appears the series will continue, but Estevez will no longer be part of the series.
The series may not be the same without Estevez. As Coach Bombay, he served as the star of the original film nearly 20 years ago in one of Disney’s enduring sports’ franchises.
But Estevez is not alone. The Daily Mail noted, “Emilio joins a growing list of celebrities declining the shot, including Ice Cube, real name O’Shea Jackson Sr., who recently exited Sony’s comedy Oh Hell No after declining a request from producers to get vaccinated.” Rapper Nicki Minaj, model Doutzen Kroes have also been vocal about their stances against the mandatory nature of the vaccine.
In addition to Hollywood, notable professional athletes are taking a stand against the vaccine mandate. Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is among the latest.
Rodgers tested positive recently and created some controversy when he told a reporter he was “immunized”. The reporter didn’t ask any follow up questions and assumed Rodgers meant he was vaccinated against COVID-19 with Fauci’s ouchie. He has spoken out about his frustrations with cancel culture over those who refuse to bow down to cancel culture.
Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving was also benched after refusing the vaccine. The star will reported lose $400,000 per game until the NBA changes its policy or Irving is traded to team who’s city does not have a vaccine mandate in place.
These unlikely allies show that Americans from a variety of background are upset over losing the freedom over their own body. If you want to get a shot, that’s your call. But if you don’t want to get a shot, then the government seems to be gunning for you.
If you’re an athlete, you can’t play. If you’re an actor, you can’t act. The same is becoming true nationwide for pilots, police officers, nurses, fire fighters and others. Those working Americans who make America work are now becoming the bad guys for standing for their rights.
It’s hard to believe the last presidential election was just a year ago. If anyone had stood up and said that if you vote for Biden, you’ll be required to take a controversial vaccine this time next year or lose your job, he would have had maybe 20 percent of America’s votes.
There’s no way he would have been even close to contending for victory if people really knew what was coming. That’s not counting Afghanistan, the border and other failures over the past year.
It’s time to stand with Estevez and others like him to get our freedoms back. If not, we’re going to continue to find our freedoms taken away under the guise of safety for the nation.