A viral video showed a man responding to an anti-vax protester marching on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Andrew Zarivny/Shutterstock
- A clip showed a man replying to a protester who asked why the homeless aren’t “dead” from COVID-19.
- “Because I’m vaccinated, dumb fuck,” a man pushing a shopping cart said in response.
A viral video on Twitter showed a man calling out an anti-vaccine protester who asked why homeless people weren’t “dead in the streets” because of COVID-19.
The 28-second clip was posted by the police documentarian William Gude, an activist who runs the Twitter account Film the Police LA, which has over 15,000 followers. The video has amassed over 4.2 million views, 150,000 likes, and 55,000 retweets. The tweet’s caption says it was shot on Saturday.
Hollywood Blvd, Saturday, 11:22 AM:— Film The Police LA (@FilmThePoliceLA) October 6, 2021
ANTI-VAXX PROTESTER: Do you see all of these homeless people around. Are they dead in the street with COVID? Hell no. Why?
HOMELESS PERSON (walking by): Because I’m vaccinated you dumb fuck. pic.twitter.com/rPskpOqtKs
At the start of Gude’s viral video, a crowd of protesters carrying colorful signs with slogans like “where there is a risk, should be a choice” and American flags marches down the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles, California. The protesters were a group of anti-vaccine activists, according to the Independent.Advertisement
“Do you see all these homeless people around?” one protester says through a bullhorn. “Are they dead in the streets with COVID? Hell no! Why?”
“Because I’m vaccinated, dumb fuck,” a person can be heard saying in response.
The camera then pans over to a man who appears to be the respondent pushing a cart down the street. The man was a person experiencing homelessness, according to Gude’s caption. The protester then goes silent for a moment and does not respond to the comment.