For a while there, anti-vaxxers with a platform who protested against or tried to discredit the COVID-19 vaccine were dying from the virus.

Right-wing anti-vaxxers took to Twitter to try - without any proof - to blame Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin's scary injury on his "vaccine status."

The gospel singer recently had some telling words at church.

Unfortunately, some of those COVID-19 conspiracists happen to be stars we love and admire. Here's a list of NBA athletes who have shared their controversial opinions about the COVID-19 vaccine.


Actress Letitia Wright's alleged reluctance to get vaccinated against COVID-19 could lead to her not returning to the Marvel Cinematic Universe after she's done filming "Black Panther 2," according to reports.


A rally for NBA player Kyrie Irving that also served as a protest against the vaccine mandate preventing him from playing this season drew comparisons to the Jan. 6 Capitol riots after turning violent in Brooklyn on Sunday afternoon.

Allen West, the Republican anti-COVID-19 vaccine gubernatorial candidate in Texas, is downplaying his admitted case of "COVID pneumonia" as "not serious" despite being hospitalized with low oxygen levels.

Celebrity News

Steele recently made an appearance on “Uncut with Jay Cutler” podcast where she complained that Disney-owned ESPN required her and all employees to be vaccinated for COVID-19.

Dozens of state troopers in Massachusetts have resigned following the state's recent COVID-19 vaccine mandate in the latest instance of public servants quitting because of pandemic guidelines.

Responding to the report of holdouts among NBA players who have not been vaccinated against COVID-19, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar spoke in no uncertain terms about their "arrogance" and what he described as hypocrisy when it comes to following guidance from health professionals.

Black News

In case you missed some of the biggest news moments this past week, NewsOne has curated this recap of some of the most significant events of the past seven days to help you catch up with what we call, Your Week In Black News.

Right-wing talk show host Wayne Dupree, who has repeatedly downplayed the COVID-19 vaccine, recently admitted he has been "battling COVID-like" symptoms over the course of several days.