According to the Hollywood Reporter, Ice Cube has dropped out of an upcoming Sony movie over the manufacturing’s vaccine mandate.
A July settlement between guilds and studios states that producers have the choice “to implement mandatory vaccination policies for casts and crew in Zone A” — an space by which solid and crew work in shut proximity — “on a production-by-production basis.”
“Producers on Oh Hell No made the request that cast on the project would need to be vaccinated,” THR says.
“The film is pushing back its production start. [Jack] Black injured himself in June while filming a gag for the last episode of Conan but is still attached to the project.”
Sony is now actively trying to discover a alternative for Ice Cube, who walked from a $9 million payday.
Influential figures are starting to surrender their salaries and converse out in opposition to COVID-19 vaccine mandates. Last week, Floyd Mayweather voiced his help towards Kyrie Irving’s resolution to stay unvaccinated.
“I respect you for having some integrity and being your own man,” Mayweather on folks selecting in opposition to the vaccine. “A free mind makes his own choices, an enslaved mind follows the crowd.”
Ice Cube has not commented publicly on the COVID vaccination. But earlier than blue-checks name him a “COVID denier” or one thing, do not forget that Ice Cube advocated strongly for masking in the course of the peak of the pandemic. Nevertheless, none of that can matter. Hollywood’s sidekicks within the press and on-line won’t stand for this kind of resolution.
This Monday, Howard Stern has a choice to make. Stern beforehand named Irving “the top idiot in the world” as a result of Irving’s vaccine standing price him tens of millions. So does Ice Cube now overtake Irving or rise to No. 2 on Stern’s listing?