KEY POINTS

  • Jennifer Aniston has stopped associating with some people from her “weekly routine” over differing opinions on vaccination
  • The actress said it’s everyone’s moral and professional obligation to disclose their vaccination status
  • Aniston noted that a lot of opinions on vaccines are based on “fear and propaganda”

Jennifer Aniston has decided to cut ties with friends who refused to get COVID-19 vaccines amid the pandemic.

The “Friends” star, 52, recently sat down with InStyle for the magazine’s September issue, and among the things she discussed with the outlet is her decision to cut off some people from her life because they have refused to get vaccinated against the coronavirus.

“I feel it’s your moral and professional obligation to inform, since we’re not all podded up and being tested every single day,” Aniston said of the need to disclose one’s COVID-19 vaccination status amid the ongoing global health crisis.

“[T]here’s still a large group of people who are anti-vaxxers or just don’t listen to the facts. It’s a real shame. I’ve just lost a few people in my weekly routine who have refused or did not disclose [whether or not they had been vaccinated], and it was unfortunate,” she noted.

According to the Hollywood actress, although everyone is entitled to having their own opinion on the COVID-19 vaccines, she feels that a lot of the opinions going around are mostly based on “fear and propaganda.”

Since the pandemic began in March of last year, Aniston has been advocating for all the safety precautions, including the practice of social distancing and the wearing of masks in public, according to People.

Last June, she encouraged her 37.7 million followers on Instagram to mask up amid the pandemic. She posted a selfie of her wearing a black mask and wrote a lengthy message for her fans, explaining to them why it’s important for everyone to wear masks when stepping out of their homes.

“I understand masks are inconvenient and uncomfortable. But don’t you feel that it’s worse that businesses are shutting down... jobs are being lost... health care workers are hitting absolute exhaustion. And so many lives have been taken by this virus because we aren’t doing enough,” she wrote in the caption.

Aniston added that the simple recommendation from experts to wear masks has been “politicized at the expense of people’s lives.” She noted that this might be the reason why so many people in the country refused to take the necessary steps to control the situation.

“If you care about human life, please… just #wearadamnmask and encourage those around you to do the same,” she concluded in her post.

Jennifer Aniston
Jennifer Aniston attends 26th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on Jan. 19, 2020 in Los Angeles. Leon Bennett/Getty Images
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