Zachary Levi sparks anti-vaxxer rumors with tweets critical of coronavirus vaccine maker Pfizer
Zachary Levi sparks anti-vaxxer rumors with tweets critical of coronavirus vaccine maker Pfizer… just over a month before his Shazam sequel is set to debut
The actor Zachary Levi left fans wondering if he was opposed to vaccinations after he posted tweets critical of the pharmaceutical giant Pfizer in the early hours of Sunday.
The Shazam! Fury Of The Gods star — whose new DC Comics film is set to hit theaters on March 17 — set off the controversy after he quote tweeted a post from an account espousing anti-vaccine views that claimed Pfizer was ‘a real danger to the world.’
Levi, 42, wrote in his retweet, ‘Hardcore agree 😐.’
DailyMail.com has reached out Levi’s representative for comment.
Anti-vax controversy: Zachary Levi sparked rumors that he may have anti-vaccine views after he posted multiple tweets critical of the pharmaceutical giant Pfizer early on Sunday; seen in December 2021 in Los Angeles
Response: The actor tweeted a post from an account espousing anti-vaccine views that claimed Pfizer was ‘a real danger to the world,’ and added his response, ‘Hardcore agree’
The Chuck actor soon followed up with another reposted tweet from a link titled, ‘Justice Department announces largest healthcare fraud settlement in history,’ which was originally shared in 2009.
He then typed out, ‘Just one example of what I’m referring to…,’ followed by a sad face emoji.
The latest tweets from the talented star immediately prompted backlash from social media users who jumped to the comment section to offer their own thoughts.
One follower wrote out, ‘Chuck was good but not good enough for you to be doing all this…’
Another tweet: The Chuck actor shared another repost with an ‘example’ from the Justice Department, and penned, ‘Just one example of what I’m referring to…,’ followed by a sad face emoji
Another user typed out in the comment section, ‘Blocked for disappointing nonsense,’ while a fan came to the defense of Zachary and wrote, ‘the way people jump to conclusions and assume the worst is the most toxic part of twitter.’
However, another Twitter user penned, ‘Here I was, actually kind of excited for your movie. But nah. I’m not supporting you now.’
The tweets come shortly before Zachary revealed on his social media accounts Sunday morning that his father had tragically passed away a few days earlier after a battle with cancer.
He shared a heartbreaking message titled Papa D and wrote, ‘Many of you have been asking for an update on my dad, Darrell. Though he fought valiantly until the end, my pop passed away peacefully a few days ago, surrounded by friends and family.’
The American Underdog star continued, ‘Watching anyone slowly die of cancer is one of the worst experiences I can attest to. But knowing that he is no longer trapped in his decaying body, and now singing karaoke in heaven, gives me so much peace and joy.’
Recent loss: Earlier Sunday morning, Zachary revealed on Twitter and Instagram that his father had passed away a few days earlier after a battle with cancer; seen in Nashville in November 2021