About 100 peaceful protesters showed up at opening night for “Springsteen on Broadway” to challenge the venue’s mandatory COVID vaccination card policy which they claim is a form of discrimination against the unvaccinated.
Outside the St. James Theater in Times Square, where rock icon Bruce Springsteen’s sold out, one-man show is taking place, the demonstrators reportedly held signs that read “Bruce Springsteen is for segregation on Broadway,” “We demand Equal Rights,” “Vaccine Mandates violate Bodily Autonomy,” and “My Body My Choice,” as well as “Unmasked, Unvaxxed, Unafraid,” and “No Vax passports.”
In a statement, Jujamcyn Theaters, St. James’ parent company, said that “Following amended New York State guidelines, we are now permitted to welcome guests who are fully vaccinated with an FDA or WHO-approved vaccine to Springsteen On Broadway,” Fox News reported.
As of its Saturday evening opening performance, the Springsteen show is the first production to launch in the New York City theater district that was shut down during the height of the coronavirus pandemic. Several more shows are set to incrementally open their doors in the coming months.
Fully vaccinated persons attending the Springsteen concert don’t have to wear face masks.
— Kobi Kassal (@kkassal) June 26, 2021
Originally, only those who got the Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson jab were going to be allowed in, but the venue subsequently decided to add AstraZeneca to the approved list, Fox News noted.
The venue is making exceptions to the vaccine requirement for attendees under age 16 or for those who need a reasonable accommodation based on disability or religious belief. Those in the latter category have to wear a mask and produce proof of a negative COVID test.
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Bruce Springsteen, who is a vocal anti-Trump, liberal Democrat, is scheduled for 30 performances through September 4 at the theater in a revival of the solo show that ran from 2017 to 2018.
— Kiran Dhillon (@KiranDhillonTV) June 26, 2021
For anyone “Born in the USA,” as it were, or living here, health privacy is or was a time-honored principle. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act was enacted, in part, to protect medical privacy.
Like various traditions, particularly in the last year or so that revolve around individual freedom generally, this one may be heading for abandonment.
Protesters also converged outside a vaccine-required Foo Fighters, full-capacity indoor concert near Santa Monica recently. One of the protesters told CBS Los Angeles affiliate KCAL TV that “what they’re doing is saying only vax people — separating humans is not okay. Those of us who have healthy immune systems should be able to enjoy these freedoms just like everybody else.”
They held signs that included messages such as “vaccine makers are exempt from liability” and “stop the hate in the vaccine debate.”
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) June 25, 2021
Separately, on June 25, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an advisory about the apparent “increased risks of myocarditis (inflammation of the heart muscle) and pericarditis (inflammation of the tissue surrounding the heart) following vaccination” from the Moderna or Pfizer doses.
Although many Twitter users are singing the praises of Bruce Springsteen et al. for showing who is “the Boss” when it comes to compulsory COVID vaccinations, others expressed a different view. Here is a sampling of those in the latter category.
I have all my childhood vac shots, I take a flu shot every year, why am I antivax if I don’t want an Experimental vac that’s making people sick and killing people. Think I’m lying check the CDC website and the VEARS site.
My body my choice.
And I have covid antibodies.
— Anthony (@ImJustWaiting13) June 27, 2021
I love the SELECTIVE OUTRAGE by the Left on Protest?
Would it be better for you Sky Screamers if they were to DESTROY A CITY BLOCK?
CRY ME A RIVER LEFTY’S
— Jeff Morris (@JeffMor82317456) June 27, 2021
segregation = safespaces
safespaces = liberal morons.
— Diveguide.com (@Diveguidecom) June 27, 2021
The c19 vaccine is unapproved and therefore experimental with no long term safety data. It does not prevent transmission and is now causative of thousands of injuries and death. There is no science to back up the benefit and safety of this vaccine.
— Olivia Mikos (@Iridispcablin) June 27, 2021
yep. How soon before they require non-vaccinated to walk on the opposite side of the sidewalk, with badges sewn into their clothes, giving people license to kick and harass and spit on them?
— TinRedrender779994 (@redrender779994) June 27, 2021
You can change the lyrics
Born in the usa to
Controlled in the usa!
— Jeff dixon (@Jeffdix27853614) June 27, 2021
Who wants to see Bruce Springsteen anyway? Boring leftist music with a faux pro American facade.
— AmbientHex (@AmbientHex) June 27, 2021
God bless them, but they can’t be from nyc because they got guts
— yankees boy (@AmYankees) June 27, 2021
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