Vice President Kamala Harris appeared on Al Sharpton’s show on MSNBC in February to try to combat vaccine skepticism in communities of color. But what about white conservatives who have questions about the vaccine? As Jen Psaki announced Monday, the Biden-Harris administration said they’d be running PSAs on “Deadliest Catch” and were engaged with NASCAR to get the pro-vaccine message out. And CNN’s Jake Tapper tapped Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg to reach out to white evangelical Christians to let them know the vaccine might be part of God’s plan.
Now we’re hearing that President Biden is set to appear on NBC Sunday night with Dr. Anthony Fauci, the Obamas, and a slate of celebrity guests to inform and encourage those who have vaccination concerns.
Biden is set to appear alongside the Obamas, Charles Barkley, Shaq, Faith Hill, Jennifer Lopez, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Anthony Fauci in an NBC special meant to “to inform and encourage those who have vaccination concerns” on Sunday night.
— Kevin Liptak (@Kevinliptakcnn) April 13, 2021
If he wants to inform and encourage people to get vaccinated, he really ought to drop Fauci from that list.
— 100 Proof 🥃 (@ChampionCapua) April 13, 2021
I see we are actively lowering morale.
— Gabriel Ozuna (@gabozuna) April 13, 2021
All the nation’s most influential neolib minds in one room!
— ʝմʂէ ҟìժժìղց ɾօաӀìղց (@Kintsugi_Ken) April 13, 2021
Dang, was Jane Fonda unavailable?
— Bertrand Russell Terrier 📦 (@EvilAlienReplic) April 13, 2021
What? No Gwyneth Paltrow?!?
— Julia Dixon (@OculiVirides) April 13, 2021
Thank god we can finally hear from the leading vaccine authority. Shaq..
— TheRealEric (@02EricL) April 13, 2021
When it comes to vaccinations and health issues. Shaquille O’Neal is the only person I listen to
— Chris kerr (@Lastkerronearth) April 13, 2021
How does Jennifer Lopez keep getting invited to these things. It’s so random
— Kamau Afi (@Kamau_Afi) April 13, 2021
Jennifer Lopez again?!
Who does she have dirt on?
— Imma BFD (@ImmaBFD) April 13, 2021
The party of politicians, sports celebrities, country music singers, screen and stage actors and medical administrators, in an NBC special meant to entertain those who have already had vaccinations.
— The Panic (@Gunntwitt) April 13, 2021
Blind leading the blind. Hard pass on that. pic.twitter.com/E2rqrYgb7j
— Patrick (@SgtWalshB) April 13, 2021
Who is this for?
— Chet Tweetman (@gnarlydudes) April 13, 2021
Not one of these people will convince anyone
— Mayo Pete (@nosirnotabot) April 13, 2021
This bunch couldn’t inspire me to do anything.
— Duke of Sublime (@defanta) April 13, 2021
Only one of those people has the real background to encourage anyone to do anything medically. But hey when has that stopped us? Nothing bad has ever come from celebrities pushing info they know nothing about. #listentoscience #ortheguyfromhamilton #ruhroh
— StuffIKnew (@StuffIKnew) April 13, 2021
Remember when Gal Gadot and her celebrity friends sang “Imagine” to encourage us all during lockdown?
— lyanna Scott (@lyanna_scott) April 13, 2021
Well, that team makes me feel better about the decision to yank J&J on sparse data.
— Bill Henning (@weffiewo) April 13, 2021
I was all set to get the J&J vaccine this afternoon, just received an e-mail telling me my appointment is cancelled and that this vaccine will no longer be available per the CDC.
— Lord Jack (@SeabassSimpson) April 13, 2021
Rather watch nails on the chalk board
— Somewhat Truth I think (@somewhattruth) April 13, 2021
— RufusT (@RufusTFireflyJr) April 13, 2021
This has big “The Osmonds’ Star-Studded Spectacular About the Dangers of Marijuana” energy
— Dean (@Tier1Diabetic) April 13, 2021
There’s one easy way to get people to take the vax. “Get the vax, ditch the mask”.
— Who Killed Dove? 🏴 (@damagecase1982) April 13, 2021
We like it.
Yeah, the problem is that Shaq hasn’t spoken up. Not the uneven rollout and convoluted signup systems.
— Dikembe Boatombo (@LeCircleBouge) April 13, 2021
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) April 12, 2021