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Zachary Levi’s Pfizer Hot Take Is A Total Nontroversy

The left’s outrage doesn’t diminish the validity of Levi’s criticism of the pharmaceutical giant.


It’s no secret Hollywood’s leftist media sphere doesn’t tolerate difference of opinion. But for stars such as Zachary Levi, the truth apparently matters more than however the thrashing media will react to it.

On Sunday, the “Shazam!” actor quoted a tweet from Moorhouse Group CEO Lyndon Wood, who asked his followers whether they agreed “that Pfizer is a real danger to the world.” In his response to Wood’s query, Levi replied, “Hardcore agree” and issued a follow-up post with a link to a 2009 press release from the Justice Department announcing that Pfizer had been ordered to pay out $2.3 billion “to resolve criminal and civil liability arising from the illegal promotion of certain pharmaceutical products.”

“Just one example of what I’m referring to,” Levi said.

In predictable fashion, leftist “journalists” couldn’t accept Levi’s criticism of their Big Pharma idol and have worked overtime to smear the actor. Unable to control her seemingly compulsive need to pen an entire article on the subject, A.V. Club writer Mary Kate Carr speculated whether Levi is “anti-vaccination,” writing that while Levi “has not specifically made anti-vaccine statements … he has also not, as of this writing, affirmed support for vaccines.”

“This is a lot to digest about the guy from Shazam!, and that’s not even the end of it. Sadly, after the Pfizer tweets, Levi also revealed that his father had died ‘a few days ago’ after a long cancer battle,” Carr wrote. “This undoubtedly complicates his decision to wade into the discourse, but the damage to his reputation has already been done.”

The Daily Beast’s Helen Holmes took her distaste for Levi’s tweets in a slightly different direction, using the opportunity to rehash every moment of the actor’s career that doesn’t comport with her obvious left-wing views.

“The Levi-Pfizer controversy has also had many people resurfacing a clip of the actor on The Joe Rogan Experience and expressing his admiration for Jordan Peterson, the right-wing, all-meat-diet-obsessed self-help guru,” Holmes penned. She also referenced prior statements and actions by Levi that normal Americans would characterize as rational, such as his call for political unity and being interviewed on the Christian Broadcasting Network.

Other actors attacked for daring to step out of line with Hollywood’s Big Pharma fanaticism include Marvel stars Evangeline Lilly and Letitia Wright.

Pfizer’s Track Record

The left’s outrage doesn’t diminish the validity of Levi’s criticism of the pharmaceutical giant. As Americans saw throughout the Covid pandemic, Pfizer showed itself to be an incredibly dishonest company undeserving of public trust.

Despite being marketed as a way to prevent infection, Pfizer’s Covid jabs have been incapable of stopping the transmission of the respiratory virus. Furthermore, the company’s claims regarding the safety of its experimental shots have been turned on their head, as medical studies documenting an increased risk of cardiovascular-related problems among those who received the jabs have emerged.

But Pfizer’s unethical behavior doesn’t stop there. Last week, the investigative outlet Project Veritas released video footage showing an alleged high-level Pfizer employee claiming the company has considered mutating the Covid virus through “directed evolution” as a means of developing new vaccines.

“One of the things we’re exploring is like, why don’t we just mutate [Covid] ourselves so we could create — preemptively develop new vaccines, right?” said the man identified as Jordan Walker, who is reportedly Pfizer’s director of research and development. “So we have to do that. If we’re going to do that though, there’s a risk of like, as you could imagine — no one wants to be having a pharma company mutating f-cking viruses.”

When pressed by the undercover Veritas journalist on whether such practices would constitute gain-of-function research, Walker claimed it wasn’t gain-of-function but “directed evolution.”

“You’re not supposed to do gain-of-function research with viruses,” he continued. “We can do these selected structure mutations to make them more potent. There is research ongoing about that. I don’t know how that is going to work.”

After the video had garnered millions of views on Twitter, Pfizer issued a statement on the matter at 8 p.m. on Friday, claiming it has “not conducted gain of function or directed evolution research” with respect to its Covid jab.

Pfizer’s statement does not include a denial of Walker’s affiliation with the company, however.

Levi Has Nothing to Apologize For

The media-wide bid to castigate Levi as some sort of “anti-vaxxer” is just another example of leftists attempting to end the conversation before it starts. The actor’s sentiments about companies like Pfizer are widely shared among millions of Americans, who, like Levi, recognize the lies Big Pharma has fed the public for years.

Perhaps those fomenting faux outrage over Levi’s remarks recognize Pfizer’s lies but are too afraid or ashamed to say it out loud. They could also be completely sold on the idea that these companies are incapable of wrongdoing. Either way, their denial of reality is embarrassing.

Levi has nothing to apologize for. His distrust of Big Pharma is a commonly shared view held by a large segment of the country — one that legacy media pretend doesn’t exist.

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