“I mean no offense to anyone,” Smith said. “I’m not a restaurant and it’s a requirement to get vaccinated to participate in the Screen Actors Guild Awards.”
“He will not be vaccinated,” he added.
“I haven’t been vaccinated since I was a little kid,” Smith said. “I don’t vaccinate my dogs, and I don’t vaccinate my horses.” “I’ve never had the flu before. I would never do that. I think they put your immunity at risk.”
Smith said he was looking forward to walking the red carpet in a cowboy hat and boots “representing my culture and my heritage.”
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The SAG Awards will be broadcast live on TNT and TBS at 8 PM ET on February 27. TBT and TBS are owned by WarnerMedia, the parent company of CNN.