Shailene Woodley denies Instagram post was about fiance Aaron Rodgers’ anti-vaccine drama
Actress Shailene Woodley has accused followers of “grasping at straws” in suggesting her cryptic Instagram post was about football star fiance Aaron Rodgers’ anti-vaccine drama.
The Big Little Lies star is engaged to the Green Bay Packers player, who tested positive for COVID-19 last week.
Rodgers had previously claimed he was “immunized” against the virus, but after the news of his COVID positive dropped, he appeared on Friday’s The Pat McAfee Show and confirmed he has not received any of the three vaccines available, claiming to be allergic to the MRNA vaccines made by Pfizer and Moderna, and citing blood clot concerns surrounding the Johnson & Johnson jab.
He also expressed his worries there have been “no long-term studies around sterility or fertility issues” related to the vaccines, adding, “I’m not some sort of anti-vax flat-earther, I’m somebody who’s a critical thinker.”
And when Shailene shared a post with the message, “Calm Seas May Bring You Peace, But Storms Are Where You’ll Find Your Power,” to her Instagram Story on Thursday, many interpreted it as a sign she supported his anti-vaccine stance.
But on Saturday, she took to Instagram and slammed people’s apparent misinterpretation of her post.
“Just read somewhere that the media is claiming I deleted an Insta story amid the ‘chaos.’ (An astrology post of all things) (not cryptic at all you dummies.) Do you even know how stories work brah? They self-delete after 24 hours (sic),” Shailene penned.
“Literally lol’ing (laughing) over here over your determination to make a story out of nothing. Grasping at straws my dears.”
While the Divergent star has not revealed her own vaccination status, she told Flaunt magazine in 2013 she “makes her own medicine.”