According to Fox News, the composer and country music singer James Travis Tritt said he was against the tendency to require vaccination to attend concerts, as it infringes on people’s freedom.
This requirement is becoming more and more frequent and now impacts the music world.
According to Rolling Stone, as of Oct. 4, concert promoter Live Nation will require both artists and attendees to their events to present a certificate of full vaccination or a negative CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus or COVID-19 test.
In a statement provided to Fox News, Tritt expressed his position on what are measures that go against freedom and are discriminatory.
“In light of recently announced policies and mandates from some entertainment companies, promoters, and local municipalities which would discriminate against specific concert attendees who are not vaccinated, I feel compelled to make a statement.”
He went on to express being an advocate for freedoms and that no one should violate them, “I have always been a huge defender of basic human rights and liberty for all. No government, employer, or private entity should ever be allowed to infringe on those rights and liberties.”
The artist then showed his stance against discrimination and considered this vaccination requirement a discriminatory act, “all forms of discrimination need to be called out and condemned in the strongest terms possible.”
Tritt also said that he would support all those who publicly speak out against these impositions that crush “basic human rights around the world.”
He also called on those who feel as he does to speak out and show their point of view to reverse the situation.
“The only way these injustices can be defeated is with a unified front against them.” and he added, “Use your voice to stand for what is right and against what is wrong. Long live freedom!”.
In ending, he used a quote from Martin Luther King Jr., “In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”
These statements by the singer are timely as it seems that the “no jab, no job” slogan is becoming more and more prevalent in the US.
The prestigious actress and singer Laura Osnes was recently fired from her show in Hamptons, New York, despite having a distinguished career on Broadway after refusing to be vaccinated against the CCP virus.
The 35-year-old actress, a self-described conservative Christian, was scheduled for a one-night production of “Crazy For You” at Guild Hall Theater in East Hampton on Aug. 29.
Under rules set by the Broadway League, audiences, performers, and staff will be required to show proof of vaccination when Manhattan reopens its theaters in the fall.
In addition, audiences will be required to wear masks while in the theaters, except when eating and drinking in designated areas.
According to The New York Post, the directive covers all 41 Broadway theaters and will remain in effect at least through October and could be extended depending on public health guidelines, the Broadway League said in a press release.