A video of a British mom threatening to throw her son out for getting the covid vaccine has gone viral. The footage, posted on TikTok, shows her shouting at her son, who is holding the phone, before threatening to throw him out.
The anti-vax mom went ballistic after he told her that he had received the life-saving vaccine against the killer virus. The video is yet another example of the fierce anti-vax movement which still blooms across the world.
During the clip, posted by @nicjames91, which is called “Mum’s angry I’ve had my first jab”, the teenager, believed to be called Nick James, addresses his mom about the vaccine.
“What would you do if I told you I’d had my first jab already mum?” he asks her, to which she instantly replies:
“You better not have done cos I’ll fall out with you.”
Upon asking why, Nick’s mom fires back “Nick you haven’t have you?”
Nick then says: “I mean, I’m not going to be able to travel soon if I don’t have my jab.” The mom replies, “Have you had your jab? Get out if you have.”
Nick says: “What? Get out of the house?”
Yeh, I’ll f****** fall out with you. I f****** told you you’re not to have that. Have you had it?” she spits at him.
The comment section blew up quickly, with thousands saying the mother was completely wrong for pushing her views on her family.
One commenter said, “Well done for being responsible” while another wrote, “Sorry your mum’s tapped. Well done though.”
Lots of commenters also pointed out the irony of her objecting to the vaccine but sitting and smoking a vape pen: “She’s sitting there vaping! How ironic is that!”
“Proper Facebook mum who’s seen a minion post saying they inject a microchip,” another commented.
Of course, the footage is now going viral with almost 60,000 likes and 6,000 comments.
While 2-3rds of adults in the U.K have been vaccinated, the anti-vax movement still has many loyal followers. In the U.S, there have been many influential people who assist in spreading anti-vaccine content on social media. They also play a leading role in spending misinformation surrounding vaccinations, a study has claimed.
The study, “The Disinformation Dozen,” was conducted by the non-profit Center for Countering Digital Hate and Anti-Vax Watch, an alliance of individuals trying to educate Americans about the dangers of the anti-vaccine industry.
Some of the influential people included Ty and Charlene Bollinger, Robert F Kennedy Jr, Kelly Brogan, Joseph Mercola, and Kevin Jenkins.
Some are even calling for vaccine misinformation to be criminalized, with those spreading it facing repercussions while others say it is freedom of speech.