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‘Oh Hell No!’ Ice Cube walks away from massive $9M gig because he refuses to get jabbed

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Rapper and actor Ice Cube has pulled out of a $9 million-paying Sony comedy co-starring with comedian Jack Black after he refused to get vaccinated as required by the producers of the movie.

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Deadline reported in June that Ice Cube and Black would be co-starring in the Kitao Sakurai film entitled “Oh Hell No!” The movie revolves around Black’s character who falls in love with the mother of Ice Cube’s character.

Producers are requiring that the entire cast of the movie be vaccinated. Ice Cube refused and pulled out of the venture over it, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The movie is now looking for a replacement and pushing back its production start date. It was set to film in Hawaii this December.

Black also injured himself in June while filming a gag for the final episode of Conan. However, he’s still part of the project currently.

This is the second project Ice Cube has left in recent months. He was supposed to co-star in the boxing movie Flint Strong but is no longer part of that either. It’s unclear why he left the deal.

Hollywood is divided over vaccine mandates. A number of big stars have come out against them including Black Panther’s Letitia Wright who allegedly made anti-vaccine comments while on set. She has since denied making those comments.

Actor Giancarlo Esposito, who is known for his roles in “Breaking Bad,” “Better Call Saul,” “The Mandalorian,” and many more, called out celebrities who are against mandatory vaccines and said, “If you don’t want to vaccinate, go to a small island and sequester yourself. [Otherwise] you’re saying ‘F*** you’ to all you other human beings.”

“We all have to do it if we want to live. I don’t understand how people don’t vaccinate. For me, I’ve lost dear friends, so I know it’s real. Not only in Europe but in America, friends who were completely healthy and uncompromised. The vaccine is the answer. I’m not downing anyone who doesn’t want to vaccinate. Don’t work. Go ride it out somewhere where you’re not going to compromise anyone else if you get it,” Esposito urged.

MSNBC Medical Contributor Ebony Jade Hilton tweeted, “Let me just remind everyone, including @icecube, that this #Pandemic is not over. We are STILL burying 1,300 people a day. That’s 1 person DYING every 66 secs. They include the young, otherwise healthy. Children at home. It does not have to be this way. #GetVaccinated.”

Bodybuilding superstar Marc Lobliner stated, “Wonder why @icecube won’t get the useless Covid vaccine? 1) He’s real and not a sellout b****. 2) Remember Tuskegee? The government has a bad history of experimenting on certain cultures. The vax-Nazis are racist b*****s.”

Ice Cube has promoted mask-wearing throughout the pandemic. In August, Bacone College in Oklahoma thanked him and others for a donation of 2,000 face masks to use as personal protective equipment. In April 2020, Ice Cube unveiled “Check Yo Self Before You Wreck Yo Self” branded T-shirts, in partnership with the manufacturer Black Out. Proceeds went to benefit frontline healthcare workers.

But he has also tweeted out messages that seem to take a stance against vaccination.

Enforced vaccinations have become an issue on multiple Hollywood projects. An agreement between guilds and studios, that was unveiled in July, states producers will have the option “to implement mandatory vaccination policies for casts and crew in Zone A,” where cast and crew work in close quarters “on a production-by-production basis” according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The rapper turned actor is finding a lot of support on social media:

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