Yellowstone Star Refuses to Attend SAG Awards Over Mask, Vaccine Mandates
Yellowstone co-star Forrie Smith says he will not attend the upcoming Screen Actors Guild Awards – citing the show’s mask and vaccine requirements.
Yellowstone, one of the best television shows on the air, has been nominated for the Outstanding Performance by an ensemble cast in a drama series category at the SAG awards.
The SAG Awards requires China virus vaccines, testing, and masks.
That is a deal breaker for Smith, who is known for playing the loyal Dutton family ranch hand Lloyd on Paramount’s smash hit, which just wrapped its fourth season.
Smith, who has been part of that ensemble since 2018, announced Monday on his Instagram page that he will not be in attendance.
“I want to apologizes to y’all for not being at the Screen Actors Guild Awards,” Smith told his Instagram followers in a video message. “I mean no offense to anyone. I’m not vaccinated, and it’s a requirement to be vaccinated.”
He also made it very clear he is also against any and all vaccinations — including seasonal flu shots.
“I’m not vaccinated, I will not get vaccinated,” Smith said. “I haven’t been vaccinated since I was a little kid. I don’t vaccinate my dogs, I don’t vaccinate my horses. I’ve never had a flu shot. I never will. I believe they compromise your immunities.”
Smith said he had been looking forward to walking down the red carpet while wearing a black cowboy hat and a pair of boots, but will be absent.
“It’s just my beliefs… I just don’t believe in that stuff,” he said. “Whatever.”
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