Kanye West Reveals Why He’s an Anti-Vaxxer

Kanye West has said some questionable things in the past. That his music is comparable to the cure for cancer. That he and Donald Trump share “dragon energy.”

That he supports Trump at all to begin with.  But out of all the bizarre things that Kanye West has said lately, this might top the list: he recently shared with Forbes that he doesn’t trust vaccines.

He’s not alone in this idea: anti-vaxxers are people who don’t trust or believe in vaccines, a mistrust which is not based on any scientific evidence.

Kanye West has said some bizarre things

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Rapper Kanye West has said some pretty out-there things in the past, so much so that fans have started to be seriously concerned about his mental health.

One concerning detail is his seemingly out-of-nowhere support for Donald Trump. West now says that he no longer supports Trump (and is, in fact, planning on running against him), but once was adamant about his love for the controversial president.

“You don’t have to agree with Trump but the mob can’t make me not love him. We are both dragon energy. He is my brother. I love everyone,” West once posted on Twitter.

West reveals that he is an anti-vaxxer

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In a recent interview with Forbes, West revealed that he is suspicious of vaccines, including any possible vaccine for the coronavirus. “It’s so many of our children that are being vaccinated and paralyzed. . . . So when they say the way we’re going to fix COVID is with a vaccine, I’m extremely cautious. That’s the mark of the beast,” he said.

He continued: “They want to put chips inside of us, they want to do all kinds of things, to make it where we can’t cross the gates of heaven. I’m sorry when I say they, the humans that have the Devil inside them. And the sad thing is that, the saddest thing is that we all won’t make it to heaven, that there’ll be some of us that do not make it.”

When asked about how the world might cure itself of the coronavirus, West answered: “We pray. We pray for the freedom. It’s all about God. We need to stop doing things that make God mad.”

Why vaccines are important

Despite what West said in the interview, there is absolutely no science behind the anti-vaccine movement. In fact, according to health experts, vaccines have saved millions of lives and are one of the most important things that we can do for our children and societies.

The CDC says that vaccines strengthen babies’ immune systems and protects us against life-threatening diseases. The FDA does extensive testing on each vaccine before it’s ever administered to the public to ensure that it’s safe, so there is no need to worry about it harming you or your child.

On the other hand, not getting vaccinated comes with very dangerous risks, also per the CDC, including preventable diseases like whooping cough and Hib, which causes meningitis. It’s a fair bet to trust the CDC on this.