As viewership for awards shows declines, it looks like the ceremonies are trying to change things up a little bit this year. The Golden Globe Awards took an interesting turn when hosts Andy Samberg and Sandra Oh brought out nurses to administer flu shots to the crowd! Celebrities squirmed in their seats are nurses walked around the venue looking for willing participants. A few celebrities appeared to offer up their arms for the sake of the bit. However, it remains up for debate if the shots were real.
The joke may not have gone down particularly well; many on Twitter seemed unimpressed, although some viewers found it amusing and some doctors praised the action. There is one group, however, that is standing firm in their disdain for Samberg and Oh's comical push for public health. Anti-vaxxers.
They were particularly peeved by Sandberg's comment "If you're an anti-vaxxer, just put a napkin over your head and we'll skip you." Anti-vaxxers saw this as both an attack and a call to action! Online, anti-vaxxers pointed out what they viewed as propaganda for vaccinations they view as harmful. One even claimed the stunt was a sign of "new world order desensitization disguised as hip elite en vogue bull."
Other anti-vaxxers decided they would take Sandberg's advice. They snapped selfies wearing napkins on their heads to show they won't be shamed by Sandberg and others who "attack" their beliefs.
A number of anti-vaxxers are changing their profile pictures to selfies with napkins over their heads. So, it seems the Golden Globes accomplished one thing. Anti-vaxxers are easier than ever to spot. And, while they might not have been the only people unamused by the joke, they definitely had the oddest reasoning.
What do you think of The Golden Globes' handing out flu shots? Was it a funny stunt or just awkward? Was it an attack on anti-vaxxers? Let us know what you think in the comments below!