Woody Harrelson sparked outrage on Saturday Night Live by making an anti-vax joke during his opening monologue.
The True Detective star, 61, told a long and rambling story about the “craziest script” he’s ever read on last night’s episode (February 25).
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“So the movie goes like this. The biggest drug cartels in the world get together and buy up all the media and all the politicians and force all the people in the world to stay locked in their homes. And people can only come out if they take the cartel’s drugs and keep taking them over and over.”
“I threw the script away. I mean, who was going to believe that crazy idea? Being forced to do drugs? I do that voluntarily all day.” Many people criticized Harrelson’s monologue. “Thank you, @nbcsnl, for the insipid anti-vax monologue by Woody Harrelson,” producer Lee Goldberg tweeted. “Who will be the guest host next week, Scott Adams?”
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Adams is a cartoonist whose work was removed from several US newspapers after he made racist remarks. A Harrelson critic tweeted, “Given the disinformation, it’s not just some harmless view, and a platform like SNL should know better.”
On the personal front, Harrelson married twice, once to Nancy Simon and once to Laura Louie.
Who is Laura Louie?
Laura Louie is the co-founder of Yoganics, an organic food delivery service. She is known for being Woody Harrelson’s wife, a well-known Hollywood actor. Louie was born in 1965. She is of Asian descent.
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Louie worked as a personal assistant to Harrelson on film sets shortly after finishing her education. She fell in love and began dating the actor while working. They have three daughters, Deni Montana, Zoe Giordano, and Makani Ravello, and live in Maui, Hawaii.
Louie is a vegan and avidly promotes veganism.