Simu Liu reveals he lost his grandparents to COVID after fellow Marvel star voices anti-vaccine stance
“Shang-Chi” star Simu Liu tweeted his support for COVID-19 vaccines hours after “Ant-Man” actor Evangeline Lilly advocated for “bodily sovereignty” against vaccine mandates. Lilly took to Instagram yesterday to post about her attendance of an anti-vaccination rally in Washington D.C., organized by a nonprofit belonging to Robert F. Kennedy Jr., who triggered widespread controversy for saying people today have less freedom than Anne Frank. “I was in DC this weekend to support bodily sovereignty while Canadian truckers were rallying for their cross-country, peaceful convoy in support of the same thing,” Lilly captioned her post.news.yahoo.com
Cheryl Hines Finally Breaks Her Silence on Hubby Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s Anti-Vax Lunacy
Joshua Blanchard/GettyOver the weekend, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., the world’s leading (translation: most dangerous) anti-vax conspiracy theorist, was one of many kooky speakers railing against COVID vaccines and mandates at a “Defeat the Mandates” rally in Washington, D.C.“Even in Hitler’s Germany, you could cross the Alps into Switzerland, you can hide in the attic like Anne Frank did,” said Kennedy Jr. “Today the mechanisms are being put in place that will make it so none of us can run, none of unews.yahoo.com
Italy: Police move against violent anti-vaccine activists
Police in Italy are conducting searches against 17 anti-vaccine activists who were purportedly affiliated with a Telegram chat that espoused violence against government, medical and media figures for their perceived support of COVID-19 restrictions.
RFK Jr. kicked off Instagram for vaccine misinformation
FILE - In this Dec. 12, 2019 file photo, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. attends the 2019 Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Ripple of Hope Awards at the New York Hilton Midtown in New York. Instagram has banned Robert F. Kennedy Jr. for repeatedly sharing misinformation about vaccine safety and COVID-19, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021. (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP, File)Instagram on Wednesday banned Robert F. Kennedy Jr., son of former presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy, from repeatedly posting misinformation about vaccine safety and COVID-19. In an emailed statement, Kennedy Jr. stood by his Instagram posts, adding they have been carefully vetted. A Twitter account belonging to Kennedy Jr. also remains live, where he has more than 200,000 followers.
Kennedy cousin Skakel will not be retried in 1975 killing
Michael Skakel, right, appears for his hearing at Stamford Superior Court, with his attorney Stephan Seeger, Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, in Stamford, Conn. A Connecticut prosecutor says Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel will not face a second trial in the 1975 murder of teenager Martha Moxley in Greenwich. Skakel, a nephew of Robert F. Kennedy's widow, Ethel Kennedy, did not speak during the hearing or outside the court. On the night of the killing, Martha Moxley, 15, and other teens in Greenwich's Belle Haven neighborhood were out doing pre-Halloween pranks, police said. At the 2002 trial, prosecutors presented several witnesses who said they heard Skakel confess or make incriminating statements. One of those witnesses, Gregory Coleman, died from heroin use by the time Skakel’s trial began.
Facebook bans anti-vaccination ads but not antivax posts
OAKLAND, Calif. – Facebook says it will ban ads on its platform that discourage vaccinations — with an exception carved out for advocacy ads about government vaccine policies. The company already bans ads about vaccine “hoaxes," such as the false idea that vaccinations cause autism. The latest policy expands the ban to ads that discourage vaccines for any reason. And unpaid posts by people or groups that discourage vaccinations will also still be allowed — the new policy only includes paid advertisements. “Facebook by banning anti-vaccine ads is probably not banning more than half of the ads,” he said.
Kennedy family holds a Zoom prayer service for Maeve Kennedy McKean and her son, Gideon
About 120 Kennedy family members held a prayer service on the Zoom video-conferencing app over the weekend for Maeve Kennedy McKean and her 8-year-old son, Gideon, who are presumed dead after disappearing while canoeing last week. David McKean, the husband of Maeve and father of Gideon, said Friday that it's "clear" his wife and son "have passed away." Robert F. Kennedy Jr., the brother of McKean's mother, Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, posted images on Instagram of the prayer service, which he said was led by Timothy Shriver, a cousin. Kennedy Jr. said the service was attended by "Kennedy / Shriver / Lawford / McKelvey/ Allen / Schlossberg/ Schwarzenegger / Cuomo cousins." On Friday, Maeve's mother, former Maryland Lieutenant Governor Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, said the search had "turned from rescue to recovery."cbsnews.com
Saoirse Kennedy Hill, granddaughter of RFK and Ethel Kennedy, found dead at family compound
Saoirse Kennedy Hill, a granddaughter of Ethel and Robert F. Kennedy, was found dead Thursday at the Kennedy compound in Hyannis, Massachusetts, the family confirmed in a statement. Saoirse Kennedy Hill CBS"Our hearts are shattered by the loss of our beloved Saoirse," the family said in a statement. Saoirse, 22, was the daughter of Courtney, the fifth child of Robert and Ethel Kennedy. Since then, extended members of the Kennedy family have gathered there for various family events, including a family party on July 4. Kerry Kennedy, a daughter of Robert and Ethel Kennedy, posted a photo on Instagram of the dozens of attendees.cbsnews.com