EMMERDALE star Jurell Carter has hit out at celebrities for ‘promoting’ the Covid vaccine and falsely claimed it is ‘experimental’.
The actor – who plays Nate Robinson in the ITV soap – shocked fans with his post to his 10k followers.
The Emmerdale star wrote: “If you wanna take this EXPERIMENTAL vaccine, go ahead but don’t start pushing people to take it or start promoting it.
“I’m even seeing others demonising others for not wanting it.”
He added: “Your body, your decision, my body, my decision.
“The blind leading the blind. And I’m not here for it.”
Back in December the actor posted other false claims about the vaccine and cast doubt on its safety.
The Sun has contacted ITV for comment.
The vaccines have been rigorously tested with three-stage trials and the results peer reviewed before approval by Britain’s health regulator, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).
The ITV soap was forced to shut down production after an outbreak of covid at the Leeds studios.
A deep clean was undertaken to ensure other cast and crew safety after filming resumed.
Bosses at ITV decided to pause production on both soaps last month to give staff a break during the pandemic.
A source said: “It’s been a really hard year for both soaps. They’ve had to work through the most difficult period in television history.
“Everyone has decided that a break is in order, which is almost unprecedented.
“The storyliners plan a long way in advance, and there’s certain things they’d have hoped they could write in for later in the year.
“But scenes that involve kissing, fighting and anything that really breaks social distancing are out for now. So there’s had to be rewrites.
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“Both soaps have the best writers in the business, so they’re going to use this time to refresh, take stock, and have a think about how they can tell the stories in the best and safest way.”
An Emmerdale spokeswoman said at the time: “We paused filming on Emmerdale last week due to some members of the team testing positive for Covid 19.
“We’ve carried out proper track and trace measures on those cases and undertook intensive cleaning of the production building, whilst reinforcing the health and safety protocols we have in place.”
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