Actress Rose McGowan came out in support of rapper Nicki Minaj after the singer claimed the White House changed the story by saying she was offered a phone call from doctors to address her concerns about the vaccines. In contrast, she claims she was invited to attend in person, Fox News reported.
On Thursday night, Sept. 16, Rose McGowan wrote on her Twitter account, applauding the rapper for standing up for herself against the “powerful elite.”
“I stand with Nicki Minaj & all who see what is happening. Both of us know the powerful elite & it’s likely you do not,” McGowan’s social media post reads.
“If you are freaking out because she said something you don’t believe, it’s most likely because you are scared to examine the thought too closely. Millionaires have become billionaires, billionaires are now trillionaires. Think. Question. Just cos you want to believe what your cult leaders say, doesn’t make it fact,” McGowan concluded.
It all started earlier this week when Minaj expressed in a tweet sent to her more than 22 million followers why she had refused to attend the Met Gala.
In that tweet, Minaj said she had not yet received the vaccine, which was required to attend the party, and did not want to travel because she has a young child at home. However, she said she is willing to receive the vaccine once she has done “enough research” on its safety.
Regarding her insecurity about receiving the experimental vaccine, the singer related a fact that fueled her doubts.
“My cousin in Trinidad won’t get the vaccine cuz his friend got it & became impotent,” Minaj tweeted. Criticism and accusations against her quickly began, although some voices came out to support her, such as conservative activist Candance Owens.
The issue heated up again when Minaj informed her social media followers that she was asked to come to the White House to discuss her vaccine hesitancy. However, the Biden administration clarified that it had offered her a phone call to discuss her hesitation over the coronavirus vaccine, not an in-person visit.
“Do y’all think I would go on the internet and lie about being invited to the f—ing White House? Like what? Do you guys see what is happening right now?” Minaj said in a 14-minute video post on Instagram.
She affirmed her manager and publicist were on a call with the White House in which administration officials said, “We’d like to offer Nicki an invitation to come to the White House to speak with” Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy and Dr. Anthony Fauci.
She then told White House officials that she would prefer not to travel and suggested a public or private “live” video on social media.
The singer said the White House was willing to do a “live” session but never took a visit to meet in person off the table.
The singer’s comments about her doubts about the vaccine’s safety caused such a stir that it led a group of her supporters to launch a protest outside the CDC headquarters in Atlanta on Wednesday, Sept. 15, under the slogan “We should all question this vaccine.”
The protesters, wearing medical masks and gloves, chanted, “Nicki Minaj told me the truth! Fauci lied to me!” according to footage taken by WGCL-TV.
About Rose McGowan
Rose McGowan, best known for her performance in the 1998 series Charmed, has no filters to express her political views and how they have changed over the years.
Earlier this week, she joined Fox Nation for a special two-part episode of ‘Tucker Carlson Today‘ where she talked about growing up inside a “cult,” dropping out of school at 13 to pursue a film career and revealing the secrets of Hollywood’s elite, including producer Harvey Weinstein. He abused her when she was 23, she alleged.
McGowan was an activist for the rights of sexual abuse victims for many years before the disclosure of Weinstein’s crimes. She has openly accused the entertainment industry of maintaining a culture of complicity and silence that allows such things as sexual abuse to happen.
This week, two days before the gubernatorial recall election in California, Rose McGowan held a press conference with Larry Elder, the conservative radio host who would have replaced Governor Gavin Newsom had he not kept his seat.
McGowan resigned from the Democratic Party, which she had previously supported, and encouraged California voters to “be brave, do something that’s weird—like maybe voting Republican, even though it will feel strange.”