Protesters against vaccines gather outside the CDC in Atlanta, citing Nicki Minaj’s controversial vaccine tweets
A group of people staged an anti-vaccine protest outside the ‘Centre for Disease Control’ headquarters in Atlanta. They were chanting slogans using Nicki Minaj’s controversial tweets about the coronavirus vaccine as a reference.
Nicki Minaj told the truth to me. Fauci lied to me.
According to CBS46, a local television station, one of the protestors said,
We are here because the CDC has been lying to us for so long.
@NICKIMINAJ told the truth to me, Fauci lied to me” Protesters are approaching cars leaving the @CDCgov in ATL.Claiming the CDC is lying about the vaccine& @NICKIMINAJ is telling the truth. More on COVID-19 misinformation & locals protesting the vaccine. @cbs46 pic.twitter.com/6DwNo6ffbn
— Tori Cooper (@toricoooper) September 15, 2021
Initially, it was perceived that protestors against vaccine were Nicki Minaj fans instigated by her controversial tweets against COVID-19 vaccine.
However, as per the report of Insider, people gathered outside the CDC belong to a fringe political group known as the Black Hammer. The group wants to take advantage of media attention surrounding Minaj’s tweets.
Black Hammer is also organizing the protest in favor of Nicki Minaj as the group holds media responsible for portraying the wrong image of Minaj.
Black Hammer shared the details about the protest with its followers on Twitter. The group also added,
We are FED UP with the way the media is portraying Nicki Minaj due to her recent tweets of not trusting the jab and telling people to stay masked up😷 so BARBZ are PROTESTING at the CDC TODAY at NOON EDT‼️👏🏽 pic.twitter.com/3UJwMQ73PI
— BH Times (@BlkHmmrTimes) September 15, 2021
Black Hammer is known for sharing anti-vaccination sentiments. The group has also posted an article related to COVID-19 vaccine, making false claims including,
There was another false claim made in the article,
As per Insider, Minaj liked a tweet shared by Atlanta-based political journalist, Stephen Fowler who identified the protesters against vaccines as Black Hammer, highlighting their anti-vax stance.
This is not just a group of locals: it’s a radical group called the Black Hammer Organization that’s posted anti-vax content on social media (calling them “KKKOVID Death Jabs,” anti-Semitic remarks about Anne Frank and more… https://t.co/nbdR7FxnBs
— stephen fowler (@stphnfwlr) September 15, 2021
Earlier, Minaj revealed on Twitter that she had to decline an invitation to the Met Gala because it was mandatory for attendees to be vaccinated,
Minaj revealed that her cousin did not take a COVID-19 vaccine because one of his friends became impotent after getting the vaccine. She also added,
The Honorable Terrence Deyalsingh, Trinidad & Tobago’s Minister of Health responded to Minaj ‘claims saying,
Furthermore, the United States’ leading coronavirus authority Dr. Anthony Fauci also denied Minaj’s claims while talking to CNN,
There’s no evidence […] nor is there any mechanistic reason to imagine that it would” cause fertility issues in men or women.